England legend Lucy Bronze could play a century at the Amex tonight.
The full-back, who signed for Barcelona in June, is close to capping her 100th cap for England and could reach the milestone if the European champions visit the Czech Republic in a friendly.
It’s a feat the former Manchester City, Lyon and Liverpool defender never thought possible due to injury.
She revealed: “I was told at the age of 20 I wouldn’t play past 27 and I’m 30 so I’m not that bad.
“I think that’s why I never set 100 caps as a goal for England.
“I just wanted to play as much as possible. I think I just had to work hard at being focused and doing everything right and just hoping for the best and obviously I’ve had a pretty successful career doing the things I’ve done and my knee injuries haven’t held me back too much of.
“I think it’s just an integral part of the game, injuries. It happens to all the best players and all players who play.
“It happened to England – you get knocked down by injuries, that’s just part of it and how you overcome it and how you use that as motivation I suppose.”
Tickets to the West Upper remained available last night, priced at £15 for adults with concession fares too.
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