Aaron Ramsey spoke to BT Sport after the 2-0 win over Napoli in the Europa League this season. Here’s what he had to say.
How do you sum up the performance?
To keep a clean sheet and score a couple of goals is a lovely way to start the first leg so we’re delighted with that. We suffered a lot, they’re a very good team and they keep the ball really well so we had to dig in tonight. It’s a great start to the quarter-final.
Could you have scored more?
Yeah, I should have scored again in the second half but sometimes these things happen, we’re just delighted that we’ve kept a clean sheet, got a couple of goals, and we can go into the second leg with a bit of a cushion. But we know from past experience it’s not an easy place to go.
Your goal finished a great move, was it good to score early?
It’s always important to get the first goal, otherwise it’s difficult. We’re up against one of the best teams in Europe, but we dug in and helped each other out, we’re just looking forward to the second leg.
They’re a quality team, they’re second in Serie A. They’re tough to play against and we know from a couple of years back that’s a difficult place to go, but we have to be ready. We’ve given ourselves a great opportunity, we have to stick together, and see out this quarter-final.
How do you deal with your poor away form?
We have won away this season so we are capable of doing it! We haven’t done so well of late, but we’re confident we can put that right before the end of the season. We have six games left in the Premier League, hopefully we can finish the job and finish in the top four and then get through to the semi-finals.