Bellamy in awe of 'special' Ramsey

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Craig Bellamy is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Aaron Ramsey for Wales.

The Wales captain believes Arsenal youngster Ramsey is set for a glittering career for club and country after watching him almost guide the Wales Under-21s to success over England in midweek with a stunning 30-yard goal in the UEFA Championship play-off.

Now the former Cardiff midfielder is set to win his first senior cap in Wales' friendly in Denmark next month and Bellamy said: "I just thank God that he is Welsh. Aaron is different to a lot of boys I have been involved with in football."

He added: "He seems to glide, his balance is superb and he is just special. He is just 17 so he could have an incredible career ahead of him.

"It could go the other way of course, but he is at one of the best clubs in the world, with the best manager.

"I know Aaron's family and he has enough talented, experienced people around him not to need any advice from me.

"He is in good hands where he is and he has a good family around him."

And Bellamy believes Wales will soon begin to benefit from the emerging talent in their under-21 squad.

It is very likely by the time their next World Cup qualifiers arrive in March against Finland and Germany in Cardiff, Ramsey will be a key component in the senior midfield.

Bellamy added: "Aaron Ramsey is special, he is a one-off. I just hope he keeps improving for the benefit of Welsh football. But the rest of the under-21s have done brilliantly as well and I am in awe of what they have achieved."

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