Stoke’s Joe Allen has named Aaron Ramsey as one of the player’s he’s learned a lot from during his time as a footballer.
The midfielder, who left Liverpool to join the Potters during the summer, is a national team colleague of Ramsey’s and clearly hasn’t picked up any of the hate that exists for him in that part of the world.
No doubt they will teach him how to boo players for having his leg broken soon enough.
In the meantime, he was full of praise. “Of course. It’s natural for any player to do that,” he said regarding learning from others.
“With Wales you’ve got the likes of Gaz and Aaron and there is so much you can learn from them.
“But also the players I was fortunate enough to play with at Liverpool, like Coutinho and Adam Lallana.
“They have played in a similar sort of role to the one I’m playing now — you try to pick up a thing or two from them.
“It is different. When you play in the holding position sometimes you’re not expected to press so much but that’s a big part of my game, trying to press players higher up the pitch.
“That is the beauty of the No 10 position — it gives you a chance to do that and I think that is something I have always enjoyed.”
After returning from injury, something Chris Coleman was moaning about in the last international break, Ramsey has been called up for the next one.
It will be fun to hear Coleman blaming Arsenal again when Ramsey’s legs falls off against Serbia on 12 November in their World Cup qualifier because he was forced to play too much football after a long layoff.