Aaron Ramsey on his not-so-good debut as Wales captain against England
Written by Renzo on March 28, 2011 4:30
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was bitterly disappointed after his debut as Wales captain didn’t really go according to plan.
Speaking after the game, the youngster explained that he was excited and proud to captain his National side but a bad start to the game proved fatal for Gary Speed’s men as Fabio Capello’s side silenced the passionate home support with two early goals from Frank Lampard and Darren Bent in the first 14 minutes of the game.
Not at all happy with the pitch, the 20-year old opted not to use the conditions of the pitch as an excuse as he praised England’s Scott Parker for having a solid game in midfield with Ramsey explaining how it is not easy to do the right things when you have no time on the ball.
The Arsenal man will however be delighted to feature again for his country after starting for the Gunners in the 2-2 draw away from home against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 19, clearly showing that he is fully recovered from last season’s horrible injury suffered against Stoke City.
After the 0-2 defeat, Ramsey said:
I was so excited and proud to captain Wales on to the pitch but it just didn’t go to plan. It started poorly and we never really recovered. I don’t know whether the pitch was a bit sticky, but I just couldn’t get my first touch going.
It was difficult to control the ball or lay it off, but I am not using that as an excuse. We didn’t do the right things in the first 15 minutes and it cost us.
Mind you, I was up against a very good player in Scott Parker. He was all around me most of the time — he doesn’t give you time on the ball.
The fans were outstanding. They made such a noise and created a great atmosphere. It was a pity we couldn’t give them something to shout about.