Anita Asante: ‘I get to decide when it ends. Not everyone gets that choice’

Aston Villa defender is looking time on a glittering profession spanning 20 years, and desires of returning to Arsenal as supervisor

Anita Asante realized early on in her profession that having management over her future was crucial. After coming via the ranks at Arsenal, then becoming a member of Chelsea, the previous England worldwide moved in 2009 to the US to affix Sky Blue FC for the inaugural Ladies’s Skilled Soccer championship season, which they went on to win. The next 12 months Asante was traded to Saint Louis Athletica then, when the crew folded, Chicago Crimson Stars the place she was traded to Washington Freedom – all within the house of three months.

“I’d never not been in control of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to play,” Asante says. “It was such an overwhelming experience to not have control. It’s tough enough trying to deal with one transition but it happened multiple times. You’re not only leaving the bonds that you build in one club, with your friends, your teammates, but you just up and leave and then you’re in another city, another club environment, new coaches, a new way to play. So there’s also that element of an overload of information, an overload of trying to adjust your life again, each time. I was in my early 20s and at that point it was my first time living away from home.”

Continue reading…Aston Villa defender is looking time on a glittering profession spanning 20 years, and desires of returning to Arsenal as managerAnita Asante realized early on in her profession that having management over her future was crucial. After coming via the ranks at Arsenal, then becoming a member of Chelsea, the previous England worldwide moved in 2009 to the US to affix Sky Blue FC for the inaugural Ladies’s Skilled Soccer championship season, which they went on to win. The next 12 months Asante was traded to Saint Louis Athletica then, when the crew folded, Chicago Crimson Stars the place she was traded to Washington Freedom – all within the house of three months.“I’d never not been in control of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to play,” Asante says. “It was such an overwhelming experience to not have control. It’s tough enough trying to deal with one transition but it happened multiple times. You’re not only leaving the bonds that you build in one club, with your friends, your teammates, but you just up and leave and then you’re in another city, another club environment, new coaches, a new way to play. So there’s also that element of an overload of information, an overload of trying to adjust your life again, each time. I was in my early 20s and at that point it was my first time living away from home.” Proceed studying…Soccer | The Guardian