Lucy Bronze takes a selfie with Barcelona followers (Image: Shutterstock)
Six weeks after successful the European Championship, I’m in Spain and my new problem at membership degree is simply getting began.
I left Manchester City for Barcelona to play for a group who’re close to the start of their journey.
Barca have in fact achieved nice issues already, successful the 2021 Champions League and ending as runners-up to Lyon this yr, however they’re in all probability nonetheless some years behind my outdated French membership, whose legacy is with out comparability… for now.
That’s a giant a part of the attraction for me – serving to this membership turn out to be one other historic nice in Europe.
I nonetheless need to enhance and get higher as a participant and I do know I’m in an incredible surroundings to try this right here. Spanish soccer, as with again residence, has an extended technique to go to get the ladies’s sport the place we wish it to be.
Lucy spent two years at Manchester Metropolis in her second stint on the membership (Image: Shutterstock)
However they need to put extra money in because it has suffered from an absence of funding beforehand.
It must develop however Barcelona, as a group and as a membership, are up there with one of the best. The amenities, the followers and what they’ve to supply the ladies’s group is true up there.
I had different gives after leaving Metropolis however I’d at all times felt I wish to play for Barca. Town has superb tradition in addition to its soccer membership.
This appeared like an important place to be and Toni Duggan, my outdated team-mate who performed right here, spoke so extremely of it.
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The membership has created a few of the greatest gamers on the earth in latest occasions too, like Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Patri Guijarro. They’ve additionally signed my former Metropolis team-mate Keira Walsh for a brand new world-record payment.
The timing was proper for me and I’m raring to go. Not many can say they’ve performed for 2 of one of the best groups on the earth.
I’m somebody who must go and make themselves uncomfortable and tackle new challenges, which is what’s behind this transfer, and I can’t watch for Sunday’s first La Liga sport at Levante.
Having performed my first few video games within the well-known blue and pink of Barca, and extra just lately my residence debut in entrance of a sold-out Johan Cruyff Stadium, I can already really feel the excitement of what it means to play for this membership.
Lucy wit the Euro 2022 trophy following the thrilling last in opposition to Germany in July (Image: Getty Pictures)
Lucy and the Lionesses crushed Luxembourg 10-0 on Tuesday (Image: Getty Pictures)
The time has come to try to transfer girls’s soccer on once more and within the wake of our unbelievable success with England, I consider that point is now.
We’ve certified for the World Cup and I used to be again in England for our homecoming after the Euros on Tuesday as we beat Luxembourg 10-0.
Now I get the prospect to see precisely how issues are progressing in Spain and likewise to push myself amongst some nice gamers.
Simply have a look at somebody like my ex-Metropolis colleague Caroline Weir, who not solely signed for Actual Madrid however then scored the purpose that knocked Metropolis out of the Champions League.
There’s loads for me to stay up for and I hope this transfer can profit me in numerous alternative ways, on and off the pitch.
I used to be Fifa’s Finest girls’s participant on the earth two years in the past. Perhaps I can turn out to be one of the best participant on the earth once more.
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