Aston Villa forward Alisha Lehmann has built up an army of fans on Instagram – and Brazil legend Ronaldo is one of them.
The Switzerland star, who is the most followed female footballer on the social media platform, regularly shares tricks and flicks to her supporters.
And in her most recent post shared to her 12.9 million followers, the 24-year-old showcased her silky skills in a number of a different ways.
She first arrowed in a free-kick into the top corner, before slamming a half-volley off the crossbar following a number of keepy-uppies.
Lehmann then rifled a shot into the roof of the net after another impressive ball-juggling move.
Fans flocked to the comment section on the post – which has been liked close to 800,000 times – to wax lyrical over her talent.
Two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo also gave his approval to Lehmann’s tricks, as he liked her upload.
But while Lehmann’s followers lauded her flair, teammate Rachel Daly was quick to joke she doesn’t do any of those moves at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.
The Euro 2022 winner quipped: “Why don’t you do these tricks before training?”
Lehmann doesn’t just share football clips on social media, as her tennis abilities saw her receive a mixed doubles offer from Greek professional player Petros Tsitsipas.
But Lehmann, who has chipped in with three goals and two assists in 18 Women’s Super League matches this term, has stressed she is striving to still be taken seriously as a ‘proper footballer’.
And the ex-West Ham forward also told talkSPORT how she is looking to boost the profile of women’s football through her social media following.
Lehmann cannoned a shot off the bar in what was an impressive trick[/caption]
She said: “I don’t think you can compare like anything between women’s and men’s football because it’s just so different how people look at us and how people look at them.
“It’s just not the same. Women’s football is always second class. I don’t think you’ll ever be first class because I think a lot of people still think that men’s football is the first priority.
“They don’t think about women’s football and I think that’s a big problem. Now social media is really helpful because people actually see, oh, we play football, we can play football.
“When they come to their first game, after they say ‘oh it’s not even that bad’ they’re surprised but people judge before they even saw the actual game.”
“But will things ever be equal? I don’t think this will ever happen to be honest, maybe in the next 100 years but we will not be here anymore.
“I hope that in the summer when we play the World Cup it’s a big, big thing. I hope that will push women’s football more forward.
“We just need to live in the moment and appreciate what we have now and obviously grow it.”
By: Jake Lambourne
Title: Aston Villa star Alisha Lehmann shows off skills on social media and Brazil legend Ronaldo is impressed
Sourced From: talksport.com/football/1406332/aston-villa-alisha-lehmann-instagram-ronaldo-skills/
Published Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2023 11:22:43 +0000