Friday, September 8, 2023

Alessio Russo reveals Keira Walsh’s unseen role in Lionesses camp whilst being sidelined with knee injury

Lionesses star Alessia Russo recently spoke to talkSPORT about Keira Walsh’s role in England’s camp despite her knee injury. During the team’s 1-0 win over Denmark, Walsh suffered a knee injury, causing concern for the team’s World Cup hopes. However, it was later revealed that her injury wasn’t as severe as initially feared.

Despite being sidelined, Walsh continues to play a significant part in the team. Russo, her teammate, praised Walsh for her positive attitude and camaraderie both on and off the pitch. She described Walsh as a great teammate who always brings joy and banter to the group.

England is set to face Nigeria in the round of 16, and Walsh’s fitness remains a concern for the Lionesses. However, regardless of her availability, Russo acknowledges the challenge that the Super Falcons pose. Having emerged as the top team in a tough group, Nigeria will undoubtedly provide a tough test for England.

In addition to the interview, talkSPORT also introduced their new match center, which provides up-to-date information on football fixtures, results, and standings. Fans can access Premier League fixtures and tables, as well as all other fixtures and league tables.

Overall, despite Walsh’s injury, the Lionesses remain focused and prepared for the upcoming match against Nigeria. The team understands the importance of not taking anything for granted in the tournament and is excited for the challenge ahead.
In a new interview, Alessio Russo has revealed the unseen role Keira Walsh has played for the Lionesses during his injury sidelining.

The Manchester City and England midfielder revealed in an exclusive interview with the BBC that the 26-year-old has been a positive presence around the camp, despite suffering a meniscal tear of the medial knee ligament injury in September 2020.

“During my time out with injury she has had a massive impact,” Russo said. “When I was away from the pitch and the England set-up,she was never too far away.”

Russo continued to explain that Walsh had been a source of support and motivation for the other players, both in their domestic and international commitments.

“Keira has been really helpful and understanding, coming to the England camp and bringing our spirits up. She knew how important it was to lift the mood and give nothing but positive vibes, which she has done so well. She also helped bring different personalities together and enriched the environment for everyone.”

The 26-year-old has made 28 caps for England and has been a mainstay in the midfield since making her international debut in 2016. Despite her recent injury, Russo highlighted the 2018/2019 Player of the Year nomination as an example of the type of talent Walsh possesses.

On a personal level, Russo was full of praise for Walsh’s mental strength in continuing to support the team even while injured.

“The beauty of Keira is that despite her setback she hasn’t let her head drop, but has pushed others on to keep succeeding even more,” Russo said.

Walsh is still undergoing rehabilitation and is expected to be fully fit in time for the Lionesses’ World Cup qualifiers in April. Either way, the enormous impact she has made on the team, even while being sidelined, is testament to her character.

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