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Aaron Ramsey was quick to heap praise on his Wales teammates after they all but secured a safe passageway to the Euro 2020 knockout stages on Wednesday night.
Ramsey was imperious amidst a cacophony of noise and the sweltering heat in the Olympic Stadium in Baku as he inspired his side to a 2-0 win against Turkey.
The Juventus midfielder’s 17th international goal set Wales on their way with Connor Roberts hitting a second in the final seconds after Gareth Bale had earlier missed a penalty.
The win takes Wales onto four points and leaves them in a healthy position heading into their final Group A fixture against Italy in Rome on Sunday.
No side failed to make the last 16 at Euro 2016 in France five years ago having accumulated four points.
Robert Page wanted more from his star men after a dour draw against Switzerland on Saturday, with Ramsey duly taking on the mantle of talisman for his country in Azerbaijan, leading Dean Saunders to liken him to ‘Superman’ on commentary duty.
Speaking to talkSPORT after the game, Ramsey was keen to stress the importance of the collective rather than the individual as the Welsh side celebrated one of the greatest nights in their history.
“We give ourselves a good platform getting a good point against Switzerland the other day,” he said.
“We give ourselves the opportunity now to be on four points which we have taken full advantage of. We played really good, especially in the first half tonight.
“In the second half, Turkey came out and played some good stuff, but we stuck together as a team. I had a couple of opportunities, but there is nothing I can do about that afterwards.
“I’ll keep making them runs, keep getting into positions, and thankfully one of them went in.”
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