“I am happy to be back involved” Aaron Ramsey speaks about playing for home team Wales

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Aaron Ramsey due to injuries, has had less playing time in his club, Juventus. However, he seems to be more frustrated that he was not able to play for his home team, Wales, than he was for his lack of play time in Juventus

Ramsey played only four times under Massimiliano Allegri this season, last appearing as a second-half substitute in the 3-2 win over Sampdoria on September 26

The Wales international gave an insight on how he’s being managed well while playing for Wales amidst his injury fight in Juventus, suggesting a different approach to his training and recovery, which could see Juventus get more use out of him.

“I know what I can do and with the right management I can stay fit for a long period of time and play a lot of games,” he said.

“I’m still feeling good when given the opportunity and managed correctly. It has been frustrating that I have picked up these little niggly injuries, which have cost me a lot of games and meant I have missed some important games for Wales in the last couple of years.

Aaron Ramsey’s Juventus records

“The training philosophy and methods are different at my club than they are here. There are a number of people here who have a number of years of managing me, so they know how to get the best out of me, and so I am able to play a number of games in a row. As I showed in the Euros this year, I’m capable of doing that and producing good performances.

Going further, the 30 year old midfielder added that: “My outputs in games are pretty high, and maybe I need a bit more rest and recovery throughout the week rather than being on the grass for a long period of time and carrying more fatigue into games. Recovery is a big part of that for me.”

“It means everything to me to play for Wales,” he said. “I am so proud to represent my country.

“I have been as frustrated as anybody else over the amount of game I have missed in the past few years. I am happy to be back involved. I am looking forward to these two games, and to lead the boys out will be that extra bit special.

“I have experienced it before, and I loved every minute of it, and I am sure it will be a very proud moment for me and my family” he concluded.

Ramsey is the next option for captaincy for the Wales side as they play against Czech Republic following Gareth Bale’s injury.