‘There’s still one more trophy’: Lucy Bronze warns England’s rivals that 2023 World Cup glory is in their sights as the hungover Lionesses party in Trafalgar Square after their Euro 2022 success
- Lucy Bronze spoke to fans as England celebrated at Trafalgar Square on Monday
- The Euro 2022 winner urged there is ‘still one more trophy’ to win next year
- The Lionesses will head into the 2023 World Cup as one of the favourites to win
- Bronze admitted that her Euro 2022 triumph was ‘the best so far’ in her career
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
As England’s heroes serenaded fans at Trafalgar Square on Monday to celebrate the nation’s first major tournament success since 1966, Bronze insisted there was ‘still one more trophy’ she wanted to add to her rich portfolio of honours.
The 30-year-old right-back had already claimed a host of accolades during her illustrious career, most notably being named FIFA‘s best women’s player in 2020, but has admitted her Euro 2022 feat is the most special by some distance.
Lucy Bronze insisted there is still ‘one more trophy’ the Lionesses are hungry for next year
‘I’m on top of the world, on top of Europe,’ she told the thousands of fans who gathered at Trafalgar Square.
‘Another trophy but the best one by far – but there’s still one more we can get our hands on next year.’
The warning call to England’s World Cup rivals brought about a buoyant cheer from the crowd and a fervent fist-pump from former Lioness and interviewer Alex Scott.
Thousands gathered to celebrate with the victorious Lionesses in Trafalgar Square on Monday
The England team have set their sights on the 2023 World Cup after their Euro 2022 triumph
The next Women’s World Cup is being held in Australia and New Zealand in July and August of 2023, and Sarina Wiegman’s stars will rightly head into the tournament as one of the favourites.
Bronze was part of the Lionesses squad that finished third at the 2015 World Cup in Canada and has since become the first English footballer to win the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award in 2018-19.
The full-back will embark upon a new chapter next season following her move to Barcelona this summer. The dominant title-winning Spanish side won all 30 matches in the Women’s LaLiga last campaign.
Captain Leah Williamson and manager Sarina Wiegman also spoke to the 7,000-strong crowd
Many of the Lionesses were wearing dark sunglasses at the event, after MailOnline revealed that they were dancing and singing in their hotel until 4am last night.
But they were certainly not short of energy after being roared on by the 7,000-strong crowd, who were eager to celebrate with them in the capital this afternoon.
Captain Leah Williamson, who became the first English footballer to raise a major trophy since Bobby Moore 56 years ago, raised the Euro 2022 prize and said: ‘We’ve partied more than we’ve played football in the last 24 hours’.
The triumphant Lionesses were still full of energy despite partying all night following the win
She added: ‘What we’ve done for women and young girls that can look up and inspire to be us.
‘I think England have hosted an incredible tournament and we’ve changed the game in this country and hopefully across Europe and across the world.
‘But we said we wanted to make our legacy about winning and that’s what we did’.