Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has spoken of his desire to win and secure European qualification, ahead of Wales’ game against Bosnia and Herzegovina tonight (via Sky Sports). The Wales national team currently sit at the top of Group B, and are poised to enter their first major tournament in 58 years.
Ramsey and his team head into the game knowing that a single point will guarantee their qualification for the Euro 2016 tournament (via Sky Sports); however the player revealed the team’s desire to win outright and claim all three points. The 24-year old insisted that the Wales setup is never content with just a draw, and also attributed their recent run of successes to an increased sense of teamwork among the players.
He said, “We never go into a game wanting to draw. Personally I always go into a game wanting to win.
“The aim of the team is to go there and give ourselves the opportunity to get all three points.
“We’ve been tough to beat, and it won’t be easy for them, but hopefully we can wrap it up before the Andorra game.
“Everyone is working harder for each other, and know exactly what their roles and responsibilities are on the pitch. We’ve become a harder team to break down, and we have quality where we can go and score a goal. We’ve got those players in the team.
“There’s not much change in the personnel, but we’ve grown up and become more difficult to beat.”
Ramsey has had a mixed season so far – he has certainly worked hard each and every time he has played, but he has been unable to score a goal. For a player deployed as a forward and who has set himself a target of scoring goals, this will certainly affect his confidence. His uncertainty in front of goal showed with his ugly miss in the game against Manchester United, and he seems to put too much pressure on himself when presented with a scoring opportunity.
Hopefully, his games with Wales will present him with opportunities to score and he ends the dry spell before returning to the Emirates.