Eniola Aluko says that she could”absolutely” see per day when crowds of around 40,000 will be the standard in women’s football.
The ex-England striker played for Juventus in front of the capacity 39,000 buffs at Allianz Stadium on Sunday – a record for a women’s match in Italy.
Per week earlier in the day 60,739 saw Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano – a record for a top-flight domestic women’s match in Europe.
“It is all about saying that this really should not be a one-off today,” Aluko explained.
“The last two weeks have been a microcosm of the near future is going to be.
“It is currently all about the clubs carrying the measure and doing it marketing games, marketing it over social networking and doing it not being scared”
The European national album was held by Athletic Bilbao if 48,121 appreciated their cup match against Atletico at San Mames Stadium at January.
In might 2018, a bumper crowd of 45,423 packed Wembley Stadium to watch Chelsea conquer London rivals Arsenal 3-1 to get the FA Cup for the second time, the biggest crowd for a domestic women’s match in England from today’s age.
“If women’s football was put onto a massive stage in the past couple of years and has been promoted correctly, folks come outside and watch as they would do in the men’s match,” Aluko told BBC Football Daily tradition.
“We have been discussing it for way too long now we have been in this position where Atletico v Barcelona has been played in front of 60,000 people.
“The appetite is there. The good thing is there. The press attention is there.”
The match against Fiorentina has been the first time Juventus Women had played with Allianz Stadiumand also the ground at which the men’s side play most their home matches.
Tickets were liberated and the attendance beat the former record of 14,000 for a women’s match.
“Everything was just like men,” Aluko explained.
“I’d hope this past season, maybe in the Champions League or at yet another league game, we can do it again.
“There certainly were lots of emotion and tears.
“A lot of those girls, especially Italian girls, was raised never believing this could materialize.
“I’ve been confronted with it I was overrun .”
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