Chris Coleman believes that Aaron Ramsey raises his game when he pulls on his national team shirt.
The midfielder often impresses for his country and is one of the reasons that Wales look set to qualify for their first major tournament in over 50 years.
Speaking to FIFA.com, Coleman was asked how he felt his team had grown and progressed over the 40 months he’d been in charge and the manager said he feels that it is the ability of even the world class players in his squad to raise their game further that has made such a big difference.
“They have come on in leaps and bounds,” Coleman said.
“Some of the players have really taken it to another level.
“Our strength in depth is very good and like any team it’s often about how strong your bench is. The squad’s growing, it’s getting stronger, it’s getting better.
“Even the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams, Joe Allen – who people always talk about – have raised their games, which in many ways is even harder because their levels are so high.
“It’s nice to see us doing well in the Ranking, we’re top of the group, but we’ve still not achieved what we need to.”
Ramsey has nine goals and 36 caps for his country and was made the youngest captain of his national side when he was just 20 years and 90 days, however Coleman removed the armband from him when he replaced Gary Speed just 19 months later and handed it to Ashley Williams.