Ramsey: Ryan wanted to 'take me out'

03 April 2010 03:38
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has accepted Ryan Shawcross did not mean to break his leg - but believes the Stoke defender wanted to "take him out".[LNB] The Wales international has now started the long rehabilitation process following the incident during the Premier League game at Britannia Stadium on February 27.[LNB]Much has been made of whether there was any intent from Shawcross in the challenge, and the player has since tried to contact Ramsey.[LNB]The 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder appreciates there was no malice involves, but feels Shawcross did have enough time to pull out of the tackle.[LNB]Ramsey, speaking to the official matchday programme, said: "I remember everything, but you just have to get on with things, and that is what I am doing at the moment.[LNB]"I don't believe he wanted to break my leg, but I think he wanted to go through the ball and me - to take me out and make sure I felt the tackle.[LNB]"He was caught out of position a little, but he could definitely have changed his mind before making the tackle, realising that he was not going to get there and so not committing.[LNB]"If I was tackling and saw that there was not a chance of getting to the ball cleanly, I would not make the tackle - and I don't think there was a chance of him getting there."[LNB]Ramsey has not yet been in touch with Shawcross.[LNB]"He has left me a voicemail and a text message, but I just want to concentrate on my recovery for now," he said.[LNB]Ramsey is set to take a break in Dubai, and admits he is not a good patient.[LNB]"You don't realise how much you would miss football until you are not doing it for a long period of time, the days just become boring, so I can't wait to continue with my recovery and get back into action," he said.[LNB]Ramsey hopes his Arsenal team-mates - who are now also without injured captain Cesc Fabregas - can go on to win some silverware.[LNB]"What happened was a shock to everyone I think, but they've done unbelievably well to go back and win that game and they've carried on ever since," he said.[LNB]"Hopefully that will continue - obviously I am very disappointed not to be out there on the pitch, but I still feel a part of things and believe I have contributed over the season.[LNB]"I want to win the title as much as my team-mates do and hopefully they can achieve that for all of us."

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