Discussing her struggles after shedding pounds when she was utilizing a calorie-counting software, Russo stated: “In lockdown, it was powerful. I used to be coaching by myself, I used to be dwelling and I misplaced fairly a little bit of weight. Then I signed for Man United quickly after lockdown.
“And inside about six weeks, I utterly tore my hamstring, [which I] might solely relate again to shedding lots of weight as a result of I’ve by no means had a muscle damage earlier than. I needed to ensure I hit [my numbers] actually, but it surely was additionally about actually low energy.
“So [my diet] was excessive [in] protein however I used to be sacrificing all of the carbs and the fat… after which that will be my energy for the day. I used to trace the whole lot [on an app]. I do know some individuals nonetheless use [it], however…I used to be at a low level with my meals and with my weight.
“I wasn’t sturdy sufficient. I wasn’t sturdy. I assumed I seemed nice … however actually, on the soccer pitch, I wasn’t sturdy sufficient to compete.”
Russo signed for Manchester United in September 2020. She went on to attain 27 objectives in 59 video games for the membership in all competitions over three seasons. She is predicted to hitch Arsenal on a free switch this summer season.