Richard Foster told PLZ Soccer that Rangers star Aaron Ramsey is the best player in the Scottish Premiership – more than any other Celtic star. But Foster says it’s whether Ramsey can reproduce that level at Ibrox.
Rangers meet Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon – after suffering a 2-1 defeat by Ange Postecoglou’s side earlier in the month. Cameron Carter-Vickers scored the winner at Parkhead.
Now the two Old Firm opponents are putting aside their league ambitions for a place in the Scottish Cup final – with a domestic trophy other than the league title still elusive for Rangers since their return to the top flight of Scottish football.
Ex-Rangers man Foster says Ramsey could make the difference on Sunday. He says the Welsh star is the best player in the league if he can return to the form that made him an Arsenal icon and landed him a move to Juventus.
“He was out with injuries, he was struggling with his fitness. So break him in gently about what they did,” Foster told PLZ. according to Football Scotland. He played 30 minutes here, 60 minutes there, building up his playing time.
“He should be ready, he should be fit. He looked good in the games he played. Make no mistake, Aaron Ramsey is the best player in the league. He just needs to bring himself up to the level he was before.”
Foster on Ramsey: Is the Rangers star better than anything Celtic have?
On his day, without a doubt. Ramsey is a marauding midfielder who can play as a 6, 8 or 10 – or even as a full-back – and is equally capable of scoring and creating. In his 371 Arsenal games, he scored 65 goals and created 65.
But he’s far from his best. Fitness, injuries and a dark period at Juventus continue to hang over him. He has scored twice for Rangers, once against Celtic, but if Rangers want to get the best out of him he needs to play regularly.
Starting with Sunday against Celtic. Ramsey is used to the occasion, the pressure, the expectation. He can show Celtic, he’s the best in the league.
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