Lucy Bronze: ‘When England play in the World Cup I’ll feel at home’
Bronze for action throughout the friendly against Canada in Manchester earlier this year. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images
“I think to a clear extent there exists a pressure,” replies Bronze. “Although I would not think I’ve felt pressure at Lyon a lot more than I’ve felt at other club I’ve played at. As much as there is lots of funding so they keep the team a lot of, they do it as they genuinely choose to. They gotta have us to be successful not as it reflects very well within the club, his or her desperately love football and love the club.
“You don’t feel pressure over club as it’s dislike: ‘Oh in the event you lose we’ll take all the money away.’ It is a constant thing where they want to keep building on [success] and it shows. We’ve won 12 consecutive league titles in France for that reason.”
Having won the Champions League at last last season, Bronze is far more laid-back. “Last year at Lyon one other girls were so relaxed once we were going to play Bar?a, or City or even in the Champions League final, because they ended up being there and used it. They were super relaxed, it turned out just as another game for the kids.
“Obviously the tie with City was obviously a little bit different in my opinion for some other reasons, but prior to the Champions League final I was like: ‘This is my first Champions League final also it can be my last.’ Whereas other girls can be like: ‘OK, this is certainly my fifth final’ or whatever. This holiday season Personally i think a lot more going into all the games, there’s not really that overwhelming feeling you can get when you face something you have not been subject to already.”
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Lyon’s demolition of PSG was held while in front of a league-record 25,907 fans, following record-breaking attendances for women’s games in Spain, where 60,739 watched Atl