A win in Cyprus leaves Wales on the brink of their first major tournament since 1958, and their first ever European Championships appearance.
Ramsey helped set up the goal, headed home by Gareth Bale, as the two poster boys of Welsh football edged their nation even closer to an international tournament.
Both players scored when Wales beat Israel away from home last season, and a repeat result on Sunday would have them packing their bags for a trip to France next summer. But, according to manager Chris Coleman, they aren’t the golden generation just yet.
“This will be the golden generation when I’m sitting here with a smile on my face and we’re celebrating because we’ve got enough points,” Coleman said ahead of Sunday’s game.
“That will mean we can’t be caught and we’re on our way to France. Then, yeah, absolutely, this will be the golden generation and they will deserve it. I said back in the first camp in Andorra, to the players privately, I thought as a group they were something special.
“For a long time people have spoken of them as a golden generation, as a wonderful group of players. With that comes a bit of pressure. There’s a lot of quality there. We have to handle that, but it is there for us now.”
Coleman remains confident that his side will do what is required of them, even if he isn’t getting carried away just yet.
“I do believe the moment is on the way. We have three games left, and I still think our biggest result has yet to come. Hopefully it will sooner rather than later.”
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) September 5, 2015
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