UEFA player of the year Bronze is like Philipp Lahm

first_imgPhil Neville says England women’s international and UEFA women’s player of the year Lucy Bronze is like Philipp Lahm.Bronze was just awarded by UEFA the award for the best female footballer.✨ 2018/19 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year ✨🏆 Lucy Bronze #UEFAawards pic.twitter.com/Utd01RsfLQ— #UWCL (@UWCL) August 29, 2019Bronze is a right-back by trade, but England women’s manager Phil Neville has moved Bronze into a midfield role.Something he points out in an interview with the BBC Pep Guardiola did with Lahm during his spell at Bayern Munich.Neville said:“We have a two-year period now where playing Lucy in midfield might be one of the risks we take.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Where we might have to suffer and that suffering and risk-taking get us to where we want to get to, as a better team.”“Pep Guardiola did it with Philip Lahm [at Bayern Munich], and he was voted one of the best right-backs but he put him into midfield.”Neville feels that having tried and tested Bronze in this position in other games, it could be something that takes his team from pretenders to contenders at the international level of women’s football.Speaking after a 3-3 draw with Belgium and a before the teams next game against Norway, he continued:“We have to have a vision where we have the best possible team.”“People will ask why we are doing it, she is the best right-back in the world, but if you are brave enough to take the risk and have buy-in from the player it can be successful.”“She fits the profile and I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t get buy-in from the player.”“We don’t want to feel like we did against the USA, that’s three semi-finals where were have suffered that feeling and we are sick of it.”“To change that momentum, we need to do things a little bit differently, take people, myself, the squad and the staff out of their comfort zones and we have done that on this trip.”NICE, FRANCE – JULY 06: Lucy Bronze of England runs with the ball during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France 3rd Place Match match between England and Sweden at Stade de Nice on July 06, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)last_img read more

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