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 crew who’re close to the start of their journey.
Barca have after all achieved nice issues already, successful the 2021 Champions League and ending as runners-up to Lyon this 12 months, however they’re most likely nonetheless some years behind my outdated French membership, whose legacy is with out comparability… for now.
That’s an enormous a part of the attraction for me – serving to this membership grow to be one other historic nice in Europe.
I nonetheless wish to enhance and get higher as a participant and I do know I’m in a tremendous setting to do this right here. Spanish soccer, as with again dwelling, has an extended solution to go to get the ladies’s recreation 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 wish to put more cash in because it has suffered from an absence of funding beforehand.
It must develop however Barcelona, as a crew and as a membership, are up there with the very best. The services, the followers and what they’ve to supply the ladies’s crew is true up there.
I had different gives after leaving Metropolis however I’d all the time felt I want to play for Barca. Town has wonderful tradition in addition to its soccer membership.
This appeared like an excellent place to be and Toni Duggan, my outdated team-mate who performed right here, spoke so extremely of it.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 number of the greatest gamers on the earth in latest instances 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 price.
The timing was proper for me and I’m raring to go. Not many can say they’ve performed for 2 of the very 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 anticipate Sunday’s first La Liga recreation at Levante.
Having performed my first few video games within the well-known blue and crimson of Barca, and extra lately my dwelling debut in entrance of a sold-out Johan Cruyff Stadium, I can already really feel the thrill of what it means to play for this membership.
Lucy wit the Euro 2022 trophy following the thrilling remaining towards Germany in July (Image: Getty Pictures)
Lucy and the Lionesses crushed Luxembourg 10-0 on Tuesday (Image: Getty Pictures)
The time has come to attempt to transfer girls’s soccer on once more and within the wake of our unbelievable success with England, I imagine 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 objective that knocked Metropolis out of the Champions League.
There’s a lot for me to look ahead to and I hope this transfer can profit me in a number of 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 grow to be the very best participant on the earth once more.
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