Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan regaining her spot to Indian team for Asian Games

Vastavam web: Back from England after playing two seasons with West Ham United Ladies Football Club, goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan is hopeful of regaining her spot in the national women’s team for the Asian Games later this year.Aditi is anticipating a better show from the team at the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.Aditi, daughter of Inspector General of CRPF, Jammu, A V Chauhan, is the only Indian woman footballer who played for the top English club for two seasons from 2015.

West Ham Ladies are currently in the Football Association’s (FA) Women’s Premier League Southern Division, a league in the third level in the women’s football structure in England.”Last time, it was little bit unfair also as in our pool there were teams like China and Korea. They are ranked much higher than India so we were unlucky in that aspect,” she said.Brimming with confidence after her experience with the West Ham, Aditi said she would work harder to ensure her selection in Asian Games-bound squad.

“I had gone for studies and landed in London for internship through my course. There are opportunities, no matter what level you are playing and there is a football club in every corner,” Aditi said.”I gave a trial in Mill Wall club but because I was on student visa I could not play professionally for that club.
But their goalkeeper coach was also the West Ham coach and suggested me to give a trial there. After the trial match and two training sessions, I was selected,” she said.”I gave a trial in Mill Wall club but because I was on student visa I could not play professionally for that club.

But their goalkeeper coach was also the West Ham coach and suggested me to give a trial there. After the trial match and two training sessions, I was selected,” she said.”We have to accept the fact that the history of football in Europe is very old while the football culture in our country is new. It is very unfair to compare the two.