Response to my challenge has put Lucy Bronze in spotlight, says Phil N – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Suzanne Wrack in Bergen

• Neville asked Bronze to add ‘goals, personality and character’
• ‘That’s what she has done, and I still think she can do better’

Phil Neville believes that Lucy Bronze’s response to his challenge a year ago to add “goals, personality and character” to her game has launched her into global view, following her Uefa Women’s Player of the Year award and a place on the Fifa best player shortlist. “That’s what she has done in the 12-month period,” he said. “And I still think she can do better.”

Lyon right-back Bronze, who will likely find herself tried in midfield again by the manager when the team play Norway on Tuesday night in a rematch of June’s World Cup quarter-final, is struggling to find the balance between an unrelenting drive to be the best and, as a player who likes to avoid the limelight, handling the attention that being the best brings.

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