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Ramsey offers fitness update after sitting out Wales training

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The midfielder did not partake in Wales’ penultimate pre-game training session before Euro 2020 which raised fear over his involvement in the tournament.

Aaron Ramsey “planned” to miss Wales training on Thursday in order to ensure he is ready for the Euro 2020 campaign.

Injury problems have prevented Ramsey from featuring for his nation as much as he would have liked, with the midfielder managing to play only in 19 of Wales’ 44 games since Euro 2016.

The 30-year-old featured in friendly matches against France and Albania earlier this month. Hoping he has his poor fitness record in the past, the former Arsenal man will now look to play three games in eight days as Wales prepare to take on Switzerland, Turkey, and Italy in the group stage of Euro 2020.

“It was planned that I stayed off my feet,” Ramsey said, via Sky Sports.

“It was a very light session for the boys. I’m all good and looking forward to Saturday.

“It’s been quite a challenging time over the last couple of seasons, but I’ve got my own team around me who are focused on me getting into the best possible shape.

“Football is a team sport and mostly about the team. But maybe some players need more attention, and I’ve taken it into my own hands.

“I’ve got the right people around me to come up with the best possible plan to get myself back into a place where I’m feeling good and confident again.

“The Welsh staff and medical team have been brilliant, open for discussions.

“It’s important to be on the same page. But I know a lot of the Welsh staff a long time, back from my Arsenal days, and they understand me.

“They know my body, what I need, and hopefully we can all play a part to get myself in the best place.”