England Dreams! Bronze opens up and admits excitement at winning World Cup on home soil
England and Olympique Lyonnaise defender Lucy Bronze has admitted winning the World Cup on home soil is the dream.
England, managed by Manchester United legend Phil Neville, are among the favourites, along with holders USA, Olympic champions Germany to bring home the World Cup this year after a number of impressive performances by Neville’s side have got England as the third best side in the game.
And Bronze, who won the treble last season, winning the domestic title, League Cup and Champions League, has become one of the main attractions for the England side, with his attacking displays down the right a main source of goals for the National side.
The Lionesses start their World Cup campaign against Scotland on Sunday in Nice at (17:00 BST), and Bronze has admitted that winning the World Cup on home soil would be a great feeling, having moved to French football just a few seasons ago.
“It’s pretty special for me playing in France with the semis and final at Lyon,” said Bronze on the BBC website.
“I’ve gone past the stadium every day, dreaming of lifting the World Cup. I feel like I’m at home, I am at home, and I’m so excited about it.”
England ladies play some great, attacking football and Neville has brought together a side that is very capable of bringing home the first senior World Cup trophy since the famous 1966 win.
Sunday’s game against Scotland is expected to be a near sell-out at the Allianz Riviera, which holds 35,000 and many of the players will need to adjust to the massive crowds, especially as the Women’s game is still growing.
Bronze will need to be at her best to help England win the World Cup, but Neville has got the players he needs to bring that trophy home.
He just needs his side to keep doing what they have been doing over the months