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England head coach Phil Neville states Lucy Bronze will continue in her role, and it has likened her.
The Lionesses confront Norway in a in July.
Neville says right-back Bronze, 27, is a”risk” worth carrying in midfield, with played in the 3-3 draw with Belgium on Thursday.
“There’ll be times she performs right-back,” Neville told BBC Sport.
“But we have a two-year stage today where playing Lucy in midfield could be one of the risks we take, where we may have to endure and suffering and danger taking get us where we would like to reach, as a better group.
“Pep Guardiola did it with Philip Lahm [in Bayern Munich], and he had been voted among the best right-backs but he also put him to midfield.”
Neville stated that Bronze, that obtained Uefa’s Player of the Year the identical night also has been appointed as a finalist in the Fifa Football Awards, would play against Norway.
He needs her to become more consistent having played with the Lyon full-back there at the SheBelieves Cup, which England won at March.
Bronze’s move into midfield comes in time when Arsenal’s Jordan Nobbs and Lyon’s Izzy Christiansen are recovering from injury while Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott has been rested.
“We have to have a vision where we have the best possible staff,” Neville told BBC Sport’s Jo Currie.
“People will ask why we’re doing this, she’s the very ideal right-back in the world, but when you are brave enough to take the threat and have buy-in from the participant it can be successful.
“She matches the profile and that I wouldn’t get it done if I didn’t become buy-in from the participant.”
Bronze has confessed she feels”uncomfortable” in midfield, but is happy to adopt the change.
“I am in my comfort zone at full-back, undoubtedly,” she explained. “Being told exactly what to do I only know where to go.
“However, I really like a challenge. In midfield I feel uneasy. It might not work – that I might be dreadful in re – but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.”
Neville said that the attraction Belgium was a”wake-up telephone” and he expected another physical test against Norway, that are ranked 12th in the world, seven places below England.
Reflecting on the 3-0 win he explained prior to the USA beat the Lionesses 2-1 at the previous four, it had been one of the highlights of this World Cup.
“We do not wish to feel just like we did against the USA, that is three semi-finals where were have suffered that feeling and we are sick of that,” he explained.
“To change that momentum, we will need to do things a little bit differently, take individuals, myself, the team along with the staff from the comfort zones and we have done this with this excursion.”
Neville, who has been named among the trainers of this year, said it was a joyful moment and has been a reward for the progress of his team.
“I shouldn’t win the award, United States coach Jill Ellis should, she has won the World Cup,” he said.
“But it’s reward for its manner of football we have played, the goals we have scored as well as also the players’ performances.
“I prefer to win at the World Cup or Olympic gold medal, however, it shows we are going in right way and that I invite my son for wasting money voting for me all the time.”