Alisha Lehmann’s supporters were out in full force on Friday during Switzerland’s 2-0 win against the Philippines at the 2023 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
A fan in the stands of Dunedin Stadium made a request for the 24-year-old Lehmann before Switzerland’s opening round win, holding a sign that read: “Alisha Lehmann can I have yours?” [shirt],
Switzerland next face Norway on Tuesday in the group stage before taking on New Zealand on 30 July.
Leading the tournament is Lehmann – who has over 13 million followers on Instagram Expressed excitement about competing considering Switzerland’s appearance at the Women’s World Cup in 2015.
“I saw that tournament and thought to myself, ‘I want to play in the Women’s World Cup.’ Of course, the anticipation is great now. I’m very excited,” the Astor Villa forward said. according to fifa,
Switzerland reached the knockout stage in 2015 before losing 1–0 to Canada.
Former German soccer player and UEFA Women’s Euro champion Inka Grings is the manager of the Switzerland national team, with Lehmann commenting on how she has brought a “winner’s mentality” to the team.
Lehmann said, “I think the coach instilled in us a German mentality, a winning mentality.”
“In the training sessions, she really pays attention to details and I think that has really helped us make progress.
“At the end of the day, it’s the basics, but if you look at the details, the end product is better. So, we are very grateful to have him as our coach. It is a privilege to be coached by him, especially in the Women’s World Cup.”
Shortly after Friday’s win, Lehmann took to his Instagram Stories to express his gratitude for the support he has received.
He wrote, “Thank you for all the support.”