Ramsey: We showed solidarity, now we have to build on this


Aaron Ramsey was awarded man of the match for today’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, and he spoke to Sky Sports after the game.

Here’s what he had to say.

Was the Liverpool performance fresh in the minds, have the team and Ramsey shown what they’re really about?

Yeah, we needed that against a top team and in recent years when we’ve come here we’ve struggled. We showed today what we’re capable of, that we can compete against the best.

We showed solidarity, we showed we can create chances against them and on another day we might have nicked that, but it’s what we needed after Liverpool.

What was better? Was it tactics, the attitude?

I’m not sure, I think we played higher up, we played in their half, so when we lost the ball we are able to get back into positions a bit quicker. At Liverpool perhaps that gap was too big but we showed that we really wanted to get a result here today, and we got one.

Was it better with you and Granit Xhaka? Was there more balance?

Me and Granit have played a lot of games together now, from the back end of last season, and we have a good understanding. We had one bad half against Liverpool, but the rest of the games I feel like we’ve done well.

Even at Stoke we played well but we didn’t come away with the result, but I feel like we’re in a good place, and we’ve just to keep building on this.

Does it feel like more than a point away to a big team, coming and playing the way you did?

Yeah, of course. We’ve dropped a few points already so it was important to come here and get a result. We’ve shown that we’re capable of doing that.

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