·31 October 2022
·31 October 2022
Euro 2022 winner Hannah Hampton has reportedly been dropped by England due to her behaviour during national team camps.
The Aston Villa star joined Mary Earps and Ellie Roebuck as the three goalkeepers named in the Lionesses squad for Euro 2022.
Hampton has not been included in the squad since, however, with the 21-year-old left out for World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Luxembourg in September, and friendlies against the United States and Czech Republic in October.
The Guardian has reported that Hampton has been dropped from the Lionesses due to issues with her behaviour and attitude.
This has allegedly been an ongoing problem, with the youngster also accused of similar behaviour when playing for England’s age-group teams and at club level.
When The Guardian contacted The Football Association, Aston Villa and Hampton’s representatives, they declined to comment.
England boss Sarina Wiegman has not commented on the situation recently, but offered an explanation for Hampton’s omission from the squad in September.
“She has some personal issues that she has to solve so for her at this moment it’s better for her to stay at her club,” Wiegman said.
Hampton started Aston Villa’s opening two matches of the season, but has not featured for the team since September 25th due to an “unspecified injury”.
Manager Carla Ward admitted Hampton had been fit for Villa’s match against Chelsea yesterday, but that she left the goalkeeper out after “something happened”.
“Hannah was available,” Ward said. “Something happened yesterday, and we decided it was in the best interests of the team for her to stay at home so I did exactly that.
“That’s all I really want to say on the matter.”
Despite this, Hampton still travelled to Kingsmeadow and watched her side lose 3-1 from the stands. It is thought she sat with the spectators rather than the squad.
Hampton was born in England but moved to Spain with her family aged five.
She played for the Villarreal CF Academy, before moving back to England when she was 10.
Hampton joined the Stoke City Centre of Excellence, making the transition to a goalkeeper, and was recruited for the Birmingham City Centre of Excellence in 2016.
Staying with Birmingham until last year, Hampton quickly established herself as one of the best young goalkeepers around.
She moved to Aston Villa in July 2021, and her performances earned her an England appearance against Spain in the Arnold Clark Cup in February.
Hampton looked set to battle with Earps for the England number one shirt, but her relationship with Wiegman seems to have soured since Euro 2022.
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