England megastar Bronze in a position to prevent new Barcelona team-mates as Lionesses goal semis

LUCY BRONZE says the chance of scuffling with Spain’s Barcelona stars brings again reminiscences of a previous defeat of France throughout her Lyon spell.

And the ex-Manchester Town ace is absolutely enthusiastic about a push for a Euros semis spot after the Lionesses’ unbeaten team degree run.

Lucy Bronze and her team-mates are focused on a defeat of Spain on the AmexCredit score: Getty

The Euros quarter-final duel could see Bronze go up against Aitana Bonmati and a number of her other Barcelona team-mates

The Euros quarter-final duel may see Bronze cross up towards Aitana Bonmati and a variety of her different Barcelona team-matesCredit score: ©MI Information & Recreation Ltd

5 years in the past, Bronze sealed a high-profile Lyon transfer from Guy Town after serving to England sprint France’s Ecu Championship goals.

Jodie Taylor’s match-winning purpose noticed the crew clinch a 1-0 quarter-final triumph ahead of their loss to the Netherlands within the semis.

Bronze is relishing the problem of going toe-to-toe with a Spain squad that lately options 8 avid gamers from the Catalan outfit.

Her ultimate involvement in a Euros duel towards Spain used to be throughout a 2-0 team degree defeat in their competitors 5 years in the past.

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Bronze, who sealed a June transfer to Barca, mentioned: “I will’t say I do know any of them for my part, however it’ll be great to play towards them.

“It’s humorous for the reason that ultimate Euros I if truth be told performed towards France and we knocked them out and I moved to Lyon a couple of weeks later, so I’ve already been thru that awkward scenario.

“The crew goes to have world-class avid gamers that we want to forestall without reference to whether or not they’re (membership) team-mates or ex-team-mates. We’re simply excited for it.”

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Bronze, who has performed in two International Cup semi-final and one Euros semis, has inspired on England’s right-flank at the side of Beth Mead.

The total-back is 8 global video games clear of making her a hundredth Lionesses look.

Right through the 8-0 drubbing of Norway the England ace reportedly made extra passes than another participant at the pitch.

Then again, Bronze is cautious of the hosts resting on their laurels after their record-breaking efficiency.

The England megastar added: “The quarter-finals is a one-off sport

“Irrespective of shape, it’s about who turns up at the day.

“We’ve had a perfect ultimate two video games, however we narrowly edged previous Austria, so we need to display up and do our very best.

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“The other crew may flip up and feature a great sport as smartly,  so we need to put to mattress our shape now.”

The Lionesses’ conflict with Spain will see Sarina Wiegman’s facet go back to the Amex for a 2d time after trouncing Norway.

The top trainer, who examined certain for Covid-19 on Friday, will stay in isolation till she returns a adverse take a look at end result.

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Victory on Wednesday for Wiegman’s aces would see them e book a place in a July 26 semis sport at Bramall Lane.

And so they may face the victors of a quarter-final between the winners of team C – which comprises the Netherlands and Sweden- and the runners-up of Crew D – both Iceland, Belgium or Italy.

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The conflict with Spain this Wednesday may see Mead upload to her tally of 5 objectives within the match.

Beth Mead notched up five goals for England during their three group stage games

Beth Mead notched up 5 objectives for England throughout their 3 team degree video gamesCredit score: Getty

Bronze mentioned: “It’s moderately stress-free to play at the back of Beth on the minute, she’s making existence slightly bit more straightforward.

“However I like having a excellent dating with the correct winger I’m taking part in at the back of and with Stanway subsequent to me, as any individual I play with at Town.

“I think moderately comfy taking part in with this England crew.”