Ramsey Tactical Mayhem

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed how the club wanted him “at all costs” and Serie A is “much more tactical” than the Premier League.

The Wales international gave an interview to Sky Sport Italia’s ‘Lords of Football’ programme, where he confessed the Bianconeri had showed the most interest in him last summer.

“After the situation at Arsenal, Juve went ahead and made me a proposal. They wanted me at all costs, they tried very hard to get me to the club,” said the 28-year-old.

Ramsey has been in and out of the starting XI since joining the club, but he assured the Italian champions wanted to win everything in 2019-20.

“We want to win the Champions League, but first of all you have to work hard to win the League because that’s what gives you the strength to face other important competitions.”

Ramsey was one of several Premier League stars who swapped England for Italy last summer and, like Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, he has noticed differences between both Leagues.

“Serie A is much more tactical than the Premier League. Many teams defend deep and you have to try to break down two rows of defenders in different ways.

“In the Premier League there is more space, plus the intensity is higher because you have to look behind yourself more. But I’m impressed by Serie A, from a technical and quality standpoint.

“I’m happy to be playing for a great club, to represent it and do my bit for the team, and I hope to win lots of trophies.”

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