Leah Williamson kick
Mar 5, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; England defender Leah Williamson (15) kicks the ball during the second half against Japan midfielder Moeno Sakaguchi (8) during a She Believes Cup women's soccer match at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA

Leah Williamson, Arsenal and England defender says “women’s sport has been completely overlooked” during the coronavirus crisis.

The Women’s Super League ended¬†in May¬†and final standings were decided on a points-per-game basis.

The men’s Premier League restarted behind closed doors on 17 June.

Williamson, who made 23 appearances for Arsenal last season, hopes women’s football is not affected by being “left behind for that period of time”.

“I just hope it hasn’t damaged the progress we’ve made over the last couple of years. We had so much momentum behind the game and things were changing so rapidly for the better,” said Williamson.

“I just really hope as the season plays out, we’re not noticing that we were left behind for that period of time. Having spoken to quite a few people, I think women’s sport in general, not just women’s football, was completely overlooked.

“Sometimes you can’t argue when it comes to funding – it is what it is and you have to be realistic. But I definitely did feel like we were overlooked and I hope that doesn’t show.”


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