...By Solomon Thomas for TDPel Media.
Swiss international and Aston Villa forward, Alisha Lehmann, has been commended by Aine Coutinho, wife of Philippe Coutinho, following her recent split from Villa teammate Douglas Luiz.
Lehmann, who has built up a significant social media following since joining the Women’s Super League in 2018, posted four photos from her recent time with the Swiss national team, which drew praise from Aine Coutinho, who called Lehmann a “beautiful woman”.
Lehmann has been capped 37 times for Switzerland and has made 48 appearances for Aston Villa, scoring eight goals, four of which have come this season under the management of Carla Ward.
Off the field, Lehmann recently split from Douglas Luiz after nearly a year of dating, having met following her transfer to Villa Park in the summer of 2021.
While the couple had previously posted pictures of themselves on social media, they deleted them when they went their separate ways.
Lehmann has spoken about the difficulties of juggling her career with social media fame, expressing her hope that her followers will also watch her play football.
Lehmann commented that while many people see the social side of her life through Instagram, they do not see her dedication to training and her efforts to be the best player she can be.
Alisha Lehmann is quickly becoming one of the most well-known players in the Women’s Super League, with her social media following and impressive performances on the field.
It is great to see her dedication to her sport and her desire for her followers to also appreciate her talent on the field.
While her split from Douglas Luiz may have been difficult, it is good to see that she is continuing to focus on her career and her goals.
Aine Coutinho’s praise for Lehmann is also a great example of the support that women’s football is beginning to receive from high-profile individuals within the sport.