Wales 0 Sweden 1: Toshack admits life's tough without injured Ramsey

04 March 2010 02:00
Wales began life without Aaron Ramsey on Wednesday night - and this glimpse of the immediate future did not make pretty viewing. [LNB]John Toshack admitted he had been forced back to the drawing board after losing the fulcrum of his team to an awful long-term injury at the weekend. But following this defeat to Sweden, plan B certainly needs some work. [LNB] On target: Sweden's Johan Elmander scores the only goal of the game [LNB]The Wales boss said: 'It was unfortunate for Aaron and we hope he makesa quick recovery. 'We felt we found his best position for us in thelast couple of games and then the injury happens.[LNB]Message: Gareth Bale wears a t-shirt supporting his international team-mate [LNB]'What did we learn from this? We learned we want Aaron as back asquickly as possible. We have to plan without him as we can't rush himback.' [LNB]He added: 'We've had the heart of our side ripped out with injuriesto key players and it showed. It's difficult then to get anycontinuity.'[LNB] With Craig Bellamy's omission, Wales lacked pace and failed to carve out any clear chances against the giant Scandinavians. [LNB]Sweden were unfortunate to be denied an opener when an offside flagwas harshly raised against Ola Toivonen. But Bolton's £8.2millionstriker Johan Elmander made the breakthrough on the stroke ofhalf-time, sending a fine volley across Boaz Myhill. [LNB]Substitute Robert Earnshaw later forced goalkeeper Eddie Gustafssoninto a low save but it was Sweden who looked the more likely of twopoor teams to increase their lead[LNB] Ramsey injury is proof Arsenal need more protection from refs, says RosickyCrunch time: Aaron Ramsey's broken leg is a wake-up call for the game of painSportsmail looks at the stars who played again after horrific leg breaksMARTIN SAMUEL: How can so many broken legs be down to chance?[LNB][LNB].[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People:Johan Elmander, CRAIG BELLAMY, Robert Earnshaw, John Toshack, Gareth BalePlaces:Wales

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