Wales are set to miss arguably their best player in the European Championships so far in their semi-final match against Portugal, as Arsenal maestro Aaron Ramsey has been suspended for a game after accruing 2 Yellow Cards.
Aaron Ramsey has shone for the Welsh National Team in the Euro 2016 so far. The Arsenal midfielder will be sorely missed at the centre of the park by Wales boss Chris Coleman as he prepares his side for a semi-final clash against Cristiano Ronaldo & co.
Fans and pundits all seem to agree that Aaron Ramsey’s performances have lit up the Euros thus far. The tweets came pouring in to show love and support for the 25-year old.
Aaron Ramsey’s game by numbers vs. #BEL:
86% pass acc
6 chances created
Never stopped running. pic.twitter.com/pxaqzjtKKi
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 1, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 1, 2016
Aaron Ramsey has been superb, one of best midfielders in tournament. #WAL will miss him in semi. Two YC’s in five games shouldn’t mean a ban
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) July 1, 2016
If you had to disown your own family or Aaron Ramsey, where would you go for Christmas?
— D (@Mesut1079) July 2, 2016
@UEFAEURO: “Aaron Ramsey…
— World: top news (@TopRT_W) July 2, 2016
Aaron Ramsey, first British player to get 2 assists in a Euro Championship since Sir David Beckham in Euro 2000…
— Ben Nicol™ (@BenNicol23) July 2, 2016
Some tweets and shared quotes showed his value within the Wales squad and what they would be missing in the semi-final clash.
— Arsenal Grafis (@arsegraf) July 2, 2016
The Welsh team’s opinion on Aaron Ramsey pic.twitter.com/4yCav0k2BN
— En (@EnEngin14) July 2, 2016
Aaron Ramsey plays for Arsenal, is WC player, has a son and a wife who bakes what else could a human being ever need?
— Ramsey Damsey (@rialeallen) July 2, 2016
In Aaron Ramsey, Wales has a player who contributes to all aspects of the game. He has a knack of scoring goals, providing assists with his immaculate passing ability and can control the flow of the game.
Aaron Ramsey: Has won possession in the middle third more times (22) than any other player at Euro 2016; Granit Xhaka second (20)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 29, 2016
But, the most important aspect which the Welsh are going to miss is his ability to win back possession in the middle of the park as is evidenced by the WhoScored stat in the tweet above.
Let’s hope this fairytale of a run doesn’t end anytime soon and the player that has contributed the most gets a chance to don the jersey once more in the current European Championship.