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Anita Asante: England Women defender unhappy with treatment

 

Anita Asante: England Women defender unhappy with treatment Defender Anita Asante has criticised England boss Mark Sampson for failing to explain why she has been dropped.

Asante, 30, who plays for Swedish side Rosengard, has 70 caps and featured at two World Cups and three European Championships.

Despite a call-up a year ago, her last appearance for England came in 2014.

“I don’t know why. That’s for him to answer. We haven’t really had much contact since last year, so that’s difficult,” Asante told BBC Sport.

“You want to maintain some level of communication but so far that hasn’t happened.”

The Football Association have said they do not comment on individual selection cases, but also confirmed that Asante featured in a behind-closed-doors friendly for England before last year’s World Cup.

Making the effort Anita Asante: England Women defender unhappy with treatment

England strikers Lianne Sanderson and Jodie Taylor, who play in the United States, are regularly picked by Sampson but Asante feels playing abroad may have affected her chances of a recall.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea defender also says that no-one from the England coaching staff has ever been out to Sweden to see her in action.

Anita Asante has helped Rosengard reach their fourth Champions League quarter-final in five seasons Defender Anita Asante has criticised England boss Mark Sampson for failing to explain why she has been dropped. Asante, 30, who plays for Swedish side Rosengard, has 70 caps and featured at two World Cups […]

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