‘People thought I was drunk but I wasn’t!’: Lionesses star Lucy Bronze reflects on England’s celebrations after a ‘dream’ Euros, and insists this is the time to ‘show young girls they have a place in football’
- Right-back Lucy Bronze started every game of England’s Euro 2022 campaign
- She set up Chloe Kelly’s winning goal in extra-time to beat Germany in the final
- Bronze spoke of making young girls ‘feel like they have a place in football’
Lucy Bronze has spoken of a ‘dream’ tournament after England’s win at Euro 2022, and insisted she was sober for the Lionesses’ goggle-clad celebrations at Trafalgar Square.
The 30-year-old fullback started every game of the tournament for England and set up Chloe Kelly’s winner in extra time.
‘[I’m] Just riding that wave of excitement and joy and I’m just looking forward to the next one,’ Bronze told BT sport.
30-year-old right back Lucy Bronze played every game of Euro 2022 for the Lionesses
‘The game was just a dream, the whole tournament was! To beat Germany at Wembley in front of the 90,000 that turned up – it was incredible.’
‘Every game, the belief grew and grew, that very first game at Old Trafford, getting through that game and having the fans there, that was the moment we were like these fans are going to make the difference for us.
‘The second game winning 8-0 we were like okay, it’s on now! we can score goals against the best teams.
Bronze set up England’s winner in extra time of the final against Germany
On the celebrations held the day after the final that saw Bronze and her teammates wearing goggles in Trafalgar Square, she said: ‘A lot of people thought I was drunk but I wasn’t! I was just living in the moment, still celebrating! It’s all just been a whirlwind.’
The 30-year-old also spoke of how Euro 2022 can change English women’s football. She said: ‘We want young girls to feel like they have a place in football. And not only that, but little boys see that as a norm as well.
‘We want to create that in society and football is the biggest thing in this country – so what better way to help these little boys and little girls learn!’
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