Selma Bacha, so young and already a (very) great

PORTRAIT – At 21, the Frenchwoman – who has already won the Champions League four times – splashed all her talent in the quarter-finals of Les Bleues. And that’s just the beginning.

A track record that is already making you dizzy. At only 21 years old, Selma Bacha has already won more titles – four Champions Leagues, four French championship titles, two French Cups, European champion under 19 with France – than the vast majority of players throughout their career. “Already“, an adverb that comes up like a leitmotiv when it comes to evoking the left side of the France team and Olympique Lyonnais. As if, in a way, she had already seen everything, succeeded in everything. A reality, but also a trap. That of having perhaps grown up too quickly even if, as a formidable competitor that she is, the person concerned does not see her formidable rise under this prism. “I don’t think it went too fast because I’m lucky to have a very good entourage“, she confided to us before flying to England three weeks ago. “Already at OL with Griedge (Mbock), Amel (Majri) or Delphine (Cascarino) who help me keep…

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