Super Falcons attacking wingback Michelle Alozie has revealed that she has no hard feelings towards English star, Lauren James following her stamp on her.
It will be recalled that Chelsea star James was shown a straight red during the encounter after fouling Michelle Alozie and stamping on her ass in the 87th minute.
The referee initially gave the Lioness midfielder a yellow card, but after a VAR review, the card was upgraded to a red.
Nigeria went toe-to-toe with the reigning European champions but suffered a painful defeat during the penalty shootout after the game ended goalless in 90 minutes plus extra time.
However, Nigeria could not capitalise on the one-man advantage as the game went on to extra time and penalties, where England emerged 4-2 winners.
The Super Falcons star who plies her trade in the US with Houston Dash said she is fine despite the stamp by Lauren James, and she holds no grudge against her.
However, she added that Lauren James’ reaction to the tackle was unnecessary and that she was initially confused and did not know what was happening.
“It was good for us. James is a really good player. And nullifying her was really big for us. We didn’t want her to move freely and get those shots off that she usually does. It was good for us to have her taken out of the game.
“I was a little bit surprised by her reaction to the tackle. I don’t think it was really needed. I’m fine, my butt is fine from her stepping on it! I was kind of confused initially. I didn’t understand what was going on at first. There’s no hard feelings, it’s just a game,” Alozie said.