Lucy Bronze: “It’s been a successful week!”
Lucy Bronze spoke to readWSL.com at her delight as her extra time header handed Manchester City their second Continental Tyres Cup in three years and a first ever double.
“Yeah it’s not bad, obviously the league was a big one for us but I know how much the Continental Cup means to this club having been the first trophy that we won two-three years ago. So, yeah, it’s good to get a double as well, it’s been a very successful week for us”
Bronze’s header on 105 minutes, a header from a corner, earned her play of the match capping off an impressive performance, however the England international played down her own performance:
“Yeah, the goal was always coming it was just where it was gonna come from and who was going to score it. The man of the match probably came along because anyone who scored the goal was going to be man of the match as everyone but a shift even, even the Birmingham players, everyone worked hard and tried their best. Ultimately it came down to scoring a goal and I was the one that was in the right place at the right time.”
One where her goal ranked for her personally Bronze said: “I think it’s got to be behind my World Cup goals to be fair, but apart from that they’ve been pretty poor. I’ve never scored a goal to win a cup final so I guess it’s got to be pretty far up there.”
Asked if City can continue to build on their achievement Bronze felt that this was only the beginning; “Absolutely, I think that’s what the club entails, they just want to keep going from strength to strength and that’s what you see over the last 2-3 years.”
“We’ve obviously got to keep building on that, I know it’s a big ask but that’s what the club want and that’s what we’re aiming for as players.”
Manchester City’s next game will see them host Zvezda Perm in the Champions League on Thursday night at the Academy Stadium, 7pm KO.