By Giovanni Wanneh
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
The individual awards are coming real quick and sharp for England’s Lucy Bronze, the latest being BBC’s best women’s player of the year 2020, but the highflying full-back told the BBC on the occasion of acquiring her award that, it was her most disappointing year.
For any other usual school girl growing in a country where football and religion lives within close quarters, it will be sensational to win a treble with club, come second in the Ballon d’Or, alongside being voted the UEFA women’s player of the year, but not for Bronze, 28, who quite has a different perspective – despite acquiring all those this year.
Bronze told BBC World Service on Tuesday:”I still say 2019 was one of my most disappointing years, purely because of the World Cup.”
Lucy Bronze was one of the leaders of Phil Neville’s three Lionesses who registered a hundred percent run in the group stage against: Japan, Argentina and Scotland before sweeping aside Cameroon and Norway in the round of 16 and quarterfinals. England however for the umpteenth time had their hearts broken by eventual winners USA in the semi’s before throwing in the towel against Sweden in the third place playoffs.
Lucy still has the ‘what if’ thought lurking around her mind especially as the three Lionesses were the architect of their own downfall with unforced errors such as three penalties missed in the competition, captain Steph Houghton’s against the U.S. perhaps the most aching.
Bronze continued, “but I’m starting to look back even now and saying I achieved a lot and had a really good year, probably an outstanding year in my career in terms of winning trophies.
“The World Cup really hit me hard, but it’s motivated me to do more. I want to win something with the national team, whether that’s with Great Britain or England. I’d swap all my individual awards just to get my hands on something like that,” Bronze concluded.
Lucy Bronze is only 28, and she has witnessed the highs and lows of international football. Bronze has won trophies for country like the SheBelieves Cup and bronze in the 2015 WWC, but it is clear now that she craves for either an Olympic gold medal or the Women’s World Cup.
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from our management.
This site is not responsible for the content displayed by external sites