Manchester United and England star Alicia Russo has insisted that fame has not changed her in the wake of her heroic role at UEFA Euro 2022 and her rise to fame as one of the faces of the WSL.
Rosso had a breakout season with United in 2021/22, scoring nine times in the FIFA World League, before playing every game as England won Euro 2022 – her backheeled semi-final goal against Sweden was even nominated for the Puskas Award. .
Despite suffering an injury in October, the 23-year-old has gone from strength to strength since returning to the club and is United’s top scorer with five goals in the Women’s Football League – including another in her side’s 6-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.
Even with things like an appearance on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast under her belt, Russo insists she doesn’t feel any different about herself and is determined to stay that way.
“No. That’s what I find strange about it all,” said Rousseau Forbes When asked if fame changed her.
“I still see myself as Alicia. I grew up in a small town. My family is very close to me, and I think that’s a credit to all of them, I think.
“I am a very nice person, but I have really high expectations. Even awards are like [the Puskas]It’s still weird to be nominated.
“I hope to go on and achieve a lot more than just this. As a footballer and I’m just the person I am, I have to stay grounded and have bigger dreams to achieve. You never have a chance to get ahead of yourself.”
As it stands, Russo’s contract is set to expire and she could find herself the most sought-after free agent on the market in the summer. But united She is still working hard to secure a new contract, having already agreed new terms with Ella Ton this season, although whether or not the club reaches the Champions League for the first time could eventually enter.
After the last round of matches, United are second in the Premier League table, ahead of Arsenal on goal difference, just three points behind leaders Chelsea with a match in hand, and three points ahead of Manchester City and arguably the most favorable remaining matches. Any of the first four.