Puskas award nominee Alessia Russo reflects on her “weird year”
Enjoying a stellar year, England and Man United forward admits "it feels weird" being nominated for the Puskas award as well as winning Euros with her nation.
Contributing to the Lionesses' Euro-winning squad,
's goal against Sweden has been nominated for the 2022 FIFA Puskas Award.
Reflecting on her year, Russo toldSky Sports
"I still see myself as Alessia. I grew up in a little town. My family are so close to me, I think that's a credit to all of them - and myself I guess - that I'm a very light-hearted, easy going kind of person, but I have really high expectations."
"Even awards like this: it still feels weird to be nominated. I hope to go on and achieve a lot more than just this. As a female footballer and just the person I am, I have to stay grounded and have bigger dreams to fill."
Scoring four goals and assisting once in six games, Russo played a key part in the Lionesses winning the Euros last summer.
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