Aaron Ramsey admits to enduring 'frustrating period' at Juventus

Aaron Ramsey admits to enduring ‘frustrating period’ at Juventus and pins the blame on ‘a few niggly injuries’ for nightmare Turin spell – but midfielder insists his future still lies at the club after Euro 2020

  • Aaron Ramsey’s future is uncertain with injuries dogging his Juventus career 
  • Frustrated Wales midfielder Ramsey made just 30 appearances last season  
  • Having been hit by several problems, Ramsey admitted to lacking consistency 
  • But Ramsey also insists he fully expects to remain at Juventus after Euro 2020 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Aaron Ramsey has admitted to enduring a ‘frustrating period’ at Juventus, but insisted he will return to the club after Euro 2020 despite the speculation surrounding his uncertain future.

Wales midfielder Ramsey, 30, will hope this summer proves to be a stark contrast to his stuttering season in Turin, which often saw him ruled out through injury, benched or heavily criticised by supporters.

Now with his country for a training camp ahead of the showpiece, Ramsey took the time to reflect back on the campaign and revealed his belief that the string of setbacks is to blame for his Juventus career failing to take off.

Aaron Ramsey has admitted to enduring a ‘frustrating period’ at Juventus due to his injuries

‘It’s obviously been a very frustrating period for me,’ Ramsey told Sky Sports. ‘Over the last couple of years, I’ve picked up a few niggly injuries, which have been frustrating. I’ve not been able to get any consistency going. 

‘It’s been frustrating. When you arrive to a new club, you want to hit the ground running and show everybody what you can do consistently. That’s always going to be difficult when you have these little injuries. 

‘They set you back a couple of weeks and getting into some rhythm is very interrupted. Covid hasn’t helped.’

Ramsey has now joined up with Wales for Euro 2020 and will look to put his issues behind him

When quizzed whether he was certain he would return to the Allianz Stadium after rounding off his international duty, Ramsey added: ‘I’m a Juventus player, yeah.’ 

Ramsey has been widely labelled as one of the club’s worst signings over the last couple of seasons as a result of his poor performances and hefty monthly salary.

The former Arsenal man is said to bank around £6.5million per year, and it will be hard for the Serie A giants to offload him as his contract doesn’t run down until the summer of 2023.

Ex-Arsenal man Ramsey made just 30 club appearances last season after being hit by setbacks

Former boss Andrea Pirlo, who was recently replaced in the hotseat by Massimiliano Allegri, rarely called on Ramsey when in need of some inspiration from the bench, especially towards the end of the year.

As a result, experienced international Ramsey made just 30 appearances for the Old Lady in all competitions, and didn’t feature at all in their final six Serie A fixtures despite a Champions League spot being on the line.

Ramsey also missed Wales’ matches in March with his career on both stages continuing to take a hit as a result of dogged injury issues. 

But Ramsey has insisted he fully expects to still be a Juventus star after finishing up with Wales

Allegri’s hiring may hand him a reprieve, however, with the star set to have another chance to impress. 

He will look to do so by leading Wales to a strong showing at the Euros, which may set him in good stead ahead of his third season at Juventus.

Despite putting pen to paper on a four-year deal in 2019 to much fanfare, Ramsey has featured just 65 times for the club across all competitions – and has mustered only six goals so far. 

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