Aaron Ramsey was “very proud” to don the Juventus jersey for the first time after debuting in the club’s final friendly at Triestina.
Ramsey, who joined Juventus this summer on a free transfer from Arsenal, came on in the 70th-minute for Federico Bernardeschi on Saturday. It was a welcome sight for Wales star, who had spent the past fortnight recovering from a muscle injury.
And Paulo Dybala’s stunning goal in the 38th-minute, therefore, ensured Ramsey of a winning start to his Bianconeri career.
Speaking to reporters following the 1-0 victory at Stadio Nereo Rocco, the 28-year-old opened up on the pride he felt debuting for his new team.
“I had a good rehab so, hopefully, now I can stay fit and healthy and help the team as much as I can,” said Ramsey, according to Daily Mail.
“I am really excited to be a part of it [Italian football] and experience the Italian league. We start now on Saturday, so I am looking forward to that and playing my first competitive match. I am really looking forward to it.”
Ramsey added: “This was a very proud moment for me to put on this famous jersey. I’m happy that I got a few minutes out there tonight. I’ve been working hard to get back fit and, hopefully, now I can stay fit. I am naturally quite good physically.
“I have been working hard, and I know I haven’t had the minutes on the pitch, apart from tonight, but I feel good physically. It will take a few games to get there.
“I think I have had a good pre-season. We have got a new coach [Maurizio Sarri] who has given us his own ideas. We have been adapting to that. I think the team is in good shape and, hopefully, now we can have a very successful season.
“We have been working hard on certain tactics and I think he wants to do good to the team, and we have put that into practice a few times. We are feeling quite confident.”
Ramsey and Juventus will now meet Parma next Saturday for their Serie A opener.
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) August 17, 2019