She may already have three assists but Lucy Bronze delivered a frank assessment of her performances ahead of Team GB‘s final group match on Tuesday.
The Manchester City full-back has teed up each of Ellen White’s trio as Hege Riise’s side won both their opening matches. But the 29-year-old does not believe she is anywhere near top form.
‘Quite the opposite,’ she said. ‘I feel like I’ve built on every season but this year has not been best. I’ve found a bit of form but I don’t know if you can call two games a good run.’
Team GB’s Lucy Bronze (left) admits she is yet to hit top form so far at the Tokyo games
Team GB have won their opening two group fixtures and will play Canada on Tuesday
After two matches in the Sapporo Dome, Bronze and co head to Kashima to face Canada, amid the prospect of stormy weather. But Bronze is just happy to be outside.
‘We had a spell when we hardly left the four walls apart from training,’ she said. ‘Jill Scott mentioned that if you’d started both games you’d have only been outside for an hour and a half. Never mind the culture, I’m struggling to get some fresh air in the lungs!’
Should Team GB make it three from three and win the group against a nation which knocked them out of London 2012, they will remain in Kashima.
‘That’s the aim,’ said Bronze. ‘Not only for momentum. It’d be nice to stay in same hotel so we can recover quickly. It’s something we are aiming for.’
Team GB previously played at the Sapporo Dome but will travel to Kashima to play Canada