Aaron Ramsey ‘feeling good’ as Rangers chase trophies

Aaron Ramsey insists he is “feeling good” as he looks to impact on Rangers’ run-in.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 14th April 2022, 7:00 am

The 31-year-old midfielder, who signed for the Light Blues on loan from Juventus in the January transfer window, has had a slow start to his time at Ibrox with questions around his fitness.

However, ahead of the Europa League quarter-final second-leg clash against Braga at Ibrox on Thursday night – the Light Blues are 1-0 down from the first game in Portugal – the Wales international revealed his determination to make up for lost time as he insisted that fitness was not an issue.

He said: “Obviously we’ve had a bit of a plan for me over the last few weeks.

Rangers' Aaron Ramsey. Pic by PA.

“It’s gone along pretty well so hopefully now I can play a part in this game and show what I’m capable of doing by helping the team to progress to the next round.

“I’m feeling good. The thing that I’ve been lacking over the last few years is consistency.

“I can still produce the numbers required and what I used to do.

“There are no issues with that, it’s just about getting that consistency going and getting into a bit of a rhythm.

“Over the last few weeks I’ve felt better and felt stronger.

“Now these games are coming thick and fast, hopefully I can play big parts in these games and show what I’m capable of doing.”

Ramsey played in the earlier rounds of Arsenal’s 2019 Europa League campaign but injury kept him out of the final against fellow London club Chelsea, which the Blues won in Baku, and that is helping with Euro motivation with Rangers.

He said: “Of course. We’re in the quarter-final of the Europa League so it’s huge for us.

“We have the opportunity to progress. Personally I would love to go all the way and win this competition, as will all the other players and the fans and everyone.

“If we are all on board together and heading in the same direction, I’m sure we can make this a special campaign.”

As well as their quest for European success, Rangers face Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday, where they go into the game six points behind their Old Firm rivals at the top of the cinch Premiership with five fixtures remaining.

Ramsey is not giving up on anything, and said: “I came here to win. To have the opportunity to play and show what I am capable of doing.

“But the main thing was that we’re in three competitions and we want to be successful in all of them.

“There is pressure on you here. I’ve been in clubs under this kind of pressure before and that’s what I enjoy. Hopefully we can make it a successful season.”