Hannah Hampton, a champion of the Euro 2022, reportedly was let go by England because of her conduct in national team training camps.
The three goalkeepers picked to the Lionesses roster for Euro 2022 include the Aston Villa standout, Mary Earps, and Ellie Roebuck.
Since then, Hampton has not been a member of the team; the 21-year-old was not selected for friendlies in October against the Czech Republic and the United States and World Cup qualifications against Austria and Luxembourg in September.
Why did England decide to stop using Hannah Hampton?
According to The Guardian, Hampton’s behaviour and attitude problems led to her expulsion from the Lionesses.
The young player was also allegedly guilty of similar conduct while representing England’s age-group teams and at the club level, suggesting that this has been a continuing issue.
Representatives for The Football Association, Aston Villa, and Hampton declined to comment when The Guardian contacted them.
Sarina Wiegman, the manager of England, has not addressed the topic recently but did provide a reason for Hampton’s exclusion from the team in September.
She needs to address some personal matters, therefore Wiegman advised her to remain at her club for the time being.
Hannah Hampton is still a player for Aston Villa, right?
Although Hampton started Aston Villa’s first two games of the season, he hasn’t played for the team since September 25 due to a “unspecified injury.”
Hampton was able to play for Villa against Chelsea yesterday, according to manager Carla Ward, but she decided to sit the goalkeeper because “something happened.”
Ward remarked, “Hannah was accessible. “After something happened yesterday, we determined that she should stay at home for the team’s sake, so I did just that.
That’s all I really have to say about it, she said.
Hampton nevertheless made the trip to Kingsmeadow to witness her team lose 3-1 from the stands. It’s believed that she sat among the audience members rather than the squad.
Just who is Hannah Hampton?
When Hampton was five years old, her family relocated from England to Spain.
Before returning to England when she was 10 years old, she played for the Villarreal CF Academy.
Hampton transitioned to goalkeeping at the Stoke City Center of Excellence before being enlisted by the Birmingham City Center of Excellence in 2016.
Hampton rapidly made a name for herself as one of the top young goalkeepers in the game while remaining with Birmingham up until last year.
She transferred to Aston Villa in July 2021, and thanks to her contributions, she was invited to represent England in the Arnold Clark Cup match against Spain in February.
Hampton and Earps appeared to be vying for the England number one jersey, but it appears that since Euro 2022, her friendship with Wiegman has soured.
Hannah Hampton, a member of the Lionesses team that won the Euros, reportedly lost her job to manager Sarina Wiegman as a result of her conduct and attitude during team camps, according to sources from The Guardian.
When Aston Villa faced Chelsea on Sunday, Hampton was benched by manager Carla Ward since she hasn’t played for her team since September 25. Hampton’s manager allegedly advised her to avoid the field and stay at home, but Hampton chose to go to the game instead, where she sat in the stands and watched.
Multiple sources told The Guardian that Hampton “has caused difficulties with her behaviour and attitude in England age-group teams and at club level,” according to The Guardian. Representatives for the Football Association, Villa, and Hampton declined to comment.
Hampton was not present for the team’s September World Cup qualifying matches against Austria and Luxembourg. She has some personal concerns to resolve, therefore at this time, it would be best for her to remain at her club, according to Sarina Wiegman.