Bronze, in the words of others

Photo :|14-Sep-2019 19:53

-Lucy Bronze is striving with Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe for The Best FIFA Women’s Player
-She won the treble with Lyon this year and the adidas Silver Ball at France 2019 highlights the Bronze plaudits over the past year

“I think what you’ve seen today is that Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. I’ve said it once, I’ve said it three times. There’s no player like her in the world. There’s no player that’s got her athleticism or her quality. I’ve played full-back, but never, ever, ever to that level. She’s the best player in the world.”
Phil Neville after England’s 3-0 victory over Norway in the France 2019 quarter-finals

“From what I hear about how professional she is, she’s gone to Lyon and almost changed their mindset, because she was so fit in comparison to some of them. World-class, top players, and she’s kind of gone in there and gone, ‘Hang on, you’re not fit enough.’”
Faye White, England’s longest-serving captain

“Usually when we talk about The Best we think about the No10 or the forwards, but the defenders – and I was one of them – are always pretty important in a team. She’s been outstanding this year, doing really good with Lyon, she’s the best [player in Europe].”
Laura Georges, capped 188 times by France

“The way she takes games by the scruff of the neck, her energy – physically nobody can ever match her. That’s in the world probably, never mind Europe.”
Steph Houghton, England captain

“A coach’s dream. A player who already has the talent, the physicality and the brain.”
Reynald Pedros, former Lyon head coach

“She’s got everything. She plays at full-back and changes games. She plays in midfield and runs games. Such a complete footballer.”
Izzy Christiansen, Lyon and England team-mate

"Lucy announced herself at the last World Cup and she has to deal with people knowing her game. But she showed against Norway why she is the best right-back in the world. Tell her, 'You are the best, now you have to be the best player in the world’, and she rises to that. She loves a challenge.”
Alex Scott, former England team-mate