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Aaron Ramsey claims Juventus don't know how to keep him fit

Jude Summerfield
Ramsey joined Juventus in 2019
Ramsey joined Juventus in 2019 / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages
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Aaron Ramsey has revealed the Juventus management do not understand how to keep him fit, claiming the Wales international set-up know how to prepare him for back-to-back games.

The former Arsenal midfielder has had issues with injuries throughout his career and missed 25 of Wales' 44 games between Euro 2016 and Euro 2020, though he still starred at both tournaments. While he remains an influential figure at international level, Ramsey has not made a massive impact at Juventus despite shining in patches.

He's managed just 105 minutes of action in four games under returning Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri this season, with the club recently claiming the 30-year-old has been struggling with muscle fatigue.

Now on international duty, Ramsey said the familiarity of the coaching staff will help get him through the two games as they understand his conditioning.

"The training philosophy and methods are different at my club from how they are with Wales. There are a lot of people here who have a number of years of managing me," he told the press ahead of his country's clash with the Czech Republic on Friday.

"They know how to get the best out of me and how to help me to play a lot of games in a row, like I showed at Euro 2020 this year. I’m capable of doing that and producing good performances.

"Because my outputs in games are pretty high, maybe I need a bit more rest and recovery throughout the week rather than maybe being on the grass for a long period of time and carrying more fatigue into games. Recovery is a big part of that for me."

Ramsey hasn't featured in 30 league games or more during a solitary season since 2015/16 and he admitted he's satisfied to be back in a more familiar setting.

"I’m just happy to be back in the environment I’m used to," he added. "The number of minutes I’ve played shows it’s been difficult so I’m happy to be back on the pitch helping my teammates."

Ramsey will captain Wales against the Czech Republic and Estonia, with regular skipper Gareth Bale currently sidelined by injury.


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