Aston Villa star Alisha Lehmann says she is “disappointed” with fans not watching her play football
ASTON VILLA star Alisha Lehmann says she is “disappointed” with fans seeing her antics on social media but not seeing her play football.
Lehmann, 24, began building a following when she joined West Ham in 2018.
Almost five years later, she has amassed millions of followers on her social media platforms.
Especially on Instagram, the blonde beauty has 11.5 million followers, which is more than the great tennis star and Swiss sports star Roger Federer.
However, Lehmann is “disappointed” with fans seeing her on social media but not how she plays football.
The forward plays her trade for Aston Villa after spending some time on loan at Everton in 2021.
In 12 WSL games, Lehmann has one goal and one assist.
In an interview with the Times, Lehmann said: “A lot of people only see the social side [of my life, via Instagram] and not really how I play soccer.
“Sometimes I’m disappointed about that because I work hard every day.
“I train every day and I want to be the best player I can be.
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“They don’t really know how I play.
“I always say, ‘Please watch a game’ — and then they’re surprised.”
Lehmann also emphasized that it is possible to be traditionally female and still play football.
She continued, “The message I want to give to people [is] that you can literally be whoever you want and still play football.
“Use makeup or do the things you like, do your nails, do your eyelashes and still play soccer. It’s not a side you have to choose.
“It’s really important that nobody changes because you’re told to.
“When I was younger, a lot of people said to me, ‘Oh, you can’t wear makeup. You can’t wear your eyelashes when you’re acting’.
“At one point I thought, ‘Why not?’ It’s normal and it doesn’t hurt anyone if I do it.
“I think we should take this as normal. Because I’m someone who likes it a lot.
“I really want to look feminine. That’s my passion.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7341667/aston-villa-alisha-lehmann-disappointed-fans-football/ Aston Villa star Alisha Lehmann says she is “disappointed” with fans not watching her play football