Hannah Hampton responds to speculation after being dropped for bad attitude

Published: 18:27 GMT, November 1, 2022 | Updated: 18:43 GMT, November 1, 2022

Aston Villa and England goalkeeper Hannah Hampton has released a statement seeking to clarify her situation after being dropped by club and country.

Hampton has been left out of Aston Villa’s squad for their visit to Chelsea this weekend with manager Carla Ward asking the player to “stay at home”.

Sarina Wiegman, meanwhile, declined to comment on the goalkeeper’s situation on Tuesday but revealed she hadn’t spoken to her for the past two months and was yet to resolve the issues that had been the reason. of his absence in September.

Hannah Hampton has been dropped from the Aston Villa squad for their match against Chelsea in the WSL

Writing on social media seeking to clarify the situation, Hampton said: “I have had a persistent medical issue for some time and it’s time to get it properly resolved this week with a little procedure.”

“I will be out for a few weeks now while I recover with the support of everyone at the club. My priority now is to get back in shape, get back on the pitch and give everything for the team. UTVs!’

The statement ends Hampton’s silence on speculation surrounding his attitude, but does little to clarify exactly how or why the situation developed.

Earlier on Tuesday, Wiegman declined to explain the reasons for his continued absence but left the door ajar for a potential return to the Lionesses squad.

Sarina Wiegman explained why she dropped Hannah Hampton from the England squad

Sarina Wiegman explained why she dropped Hannah Hampton from the England squad

“I haven’t spoken to her myself, we made a plan, she’s at the club, she’s taking care of it,” Wiegman said. “We support and that’s where we are right now.

‘It’s the same reason I said in September, nothing has changed. It is essentially what it is.

“She still has to [sort things out]it is something personal on which I would not like to comment further.

Meanwhile, Wiegman was also asked about Steph Houghton’s situation as she continues to be left out by the Dutchwoman.

Hampton sought to clarify the situation by issuing a statement on Tuesday evening

Hampton sought to clarify the situation by issuing a statement on Tuesday evening

Hampton sought to clarify the situation by issuing a statement on Tuesday evening

Wiegman still thinks Houghton has some work to do to force his return to the team.

‘I had a conversation with her. I think now she’s not ready to compete or ready for us on the team, which she obviously wants,” Wiegman said.

“She also really needs minutes to show and get consistency. We’ll see how it goes. I can’t look to the future, I think right now it’s really difficult to have the team now, the players they’re competing with and also now, as you’ve seen, we have young players coming in and doing very well too. This is the situation for her right now.

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