Aaron Ramsey capped a strong performance for Wales with a goal on Friday, despite his struggles for minutes with Juventus.
Former Gunner Aaron Ramsey’s situation for club and country couldn’t really be more different.
With Juventus, the 30-year-old has played 106 minutes from nine available matches this season, failing to start in all of the previous eight. Yet with Wales, he looked like his old Arsenal self on Friday.
Wales took on the Czech Republic in a World Cup qualifier, and it was certainly a must-not-lose fixture for Ramsey’s side. The two countries are level on points, but Wales knew they have a game in hand, so they’d remain in control with anything but defeat.
Within a minute, Wales captain Ramsey made the job harder for himself by picking up a booking. Yet he was excellent from there on out.
The midfielder’s best moment came in the 36th minute, as he showed expert composure to sit down the goalkeeper and slot in the opening goal of the game.
🚨 GOAL 🚨
Czech Republic 0-1 Wales (Ramsey, 36)
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— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 8, 2021
Whilst the Czech Republic side did rally to draw 2-2, Ramsey earned plaudits for a tireless performance.
Brilliant, breathless game in Prague. That’s one of the best performances Wales have produced under Page, yet they only have one point to show from it. Ramsey was everywhere. He’s only started one game for Juventus this season… get that man back in the Premier League
— Sam Dean (@SamJDean) October 8, 2021
Ramsey wrote that it’s “good to be back” after the game on his Twitter account.
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) October 8, 2021
It’s a shame that Ramsey hasn’t really found his stride in club football since leaving Arsenal, and it might be the best thing for him if he moves on before long. The talent is clearly still there, Juventus just don’t seem to be the right fit.