Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey gave an interview recently and offered his thoughts on a variety of different subjects.
Arsenal's energetic midfielder was despised by his own fans last season as many of them questioned Arsene Wenger's decision to stick by him.
The Welshman has however turned his fortunes around this season and used his feet to hit back at the naysayers. Ramsey has accredited his success to be down to the faith that Wenger had showed in him.
According to the Guardian, he said: "The manager had loads of chats with me about it and always said: 'Never let it get to you, because I know what you can do - I'm grateful for what he's done for me and for the faith that he's had in me."
Ramsey feels that the change in his performances started towards the second half of last season. He feels that that was the turning point at which he had gotten of the mental trauma from his horrific injury against Stoke City a couple of season ago.
"That's the point when I was 100% back mentally, 100% into tackles, no hesitation, just clear again and free," he said. He took that confidence and started to work on aspects of his game such as his composure in front of goal during the pre-season so as to enable himself to give his all this time round.
Ramsey will be hoping to make the line-up for the F.A Cup final against Hull City. It is the only trophy that Arsenal can get this season, and a victory will put an end to a nine-year wait for silverware. Ramsey has reiterated the sentiments in the dressing room, saying that most of the players are raring to go as most of them have yet to win any major trophies in Arsenal's colours.
"In terms of us players, hardly anyone has won anything in the dressing room, so that will just give us, hopefully – the hunger to realise what it is like to win a trophy and the feeling that you get afterwards, which will drive us on," he concluded.
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