Tue 16 November 2021 | 10:52

Ramsdale: I’ve been dreaming about making my debut for a long time

The Arsenal goalkeeper made his England debut in their World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Monday.

England defeated San Marino with a 10-0 result in their World Cup qualifying game. The Three Lions made it to the next year’s competition as

Aaron Ramsdale

kept a clean sheet in his first game for the national team.

Ramsdale has been called up to the national team several times before, but he was used as a backup for England’s number one goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford


In a post-match interview, the 23-year-old expressed his happiness about making his debut for the Three Lions.

“It is a night I won’t forget,

“A night I have been dreaming of for a long time, it doesn’t matter who we played or what the score was, it was a special day for myself and my family.

“Over the next few days I think I will properly digest it and look back on one the proudest days of my life.

“It has been my goal every time there’s been games coming up, so of course as you get that first taste you want even more but between now and Qatar there is a lot of football to be played – especially at club level and other internationals, so as long as I continue my form with Arsenal then I’m sure I can put something in the manager’s mind.”

Ramsdale’s teammate

Emile Smith Rowe

was also called up to the national team for the first time. Smith Rowe made his debut against Albania and played as a starter against San Marino.

Asked whether starting alongside Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka is a sign of Arsenal’s improved form, the English keeper responded:

“Yes I believe so, I’m delighted for those two. Obviously Emile has two caps now, his first start and first goal and Bukayo scored as well.

“It is a really nice evening for us three lads and the football club as a whole, as a football club we are making strides and we delivered on the international stage tonight and I couldn’t be more proud of those two boys.”

Arsenal will be back in action against Liverpool on Saturday. It remains to be seen whether they can keep up with their good form after the international break.

source: SportMob

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