Aaron Ramsey was quick to praise his Welsh teammates after they all secured a safe passage to the knockout stages of Euro 2020 on Wednesday night.
Ramsey was imperious amid a cacophony of noise and sweltering heat in the Baku Olympic Stadium as he inspired his team to a 2-0 victory over Turkey.
Juventus midfielder 17e The international goal put Wales on the right track with Connor Roberts scoring a second in the dying seconds after Gareth Bale missed an earlier penalty.
The win takes Wales to four points and leaves them in good shape ahead of their final Group A game against Italy in Rome on Sunday.
No team failed to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016 in France five years ago after accumulating four points.
Robert Page wanted more of his star men after a draw against Switzerland on Saturday, with Ramsey duly assuming the role of talisman for his country in Azerbaijan, leading Dean Saunders to liken him to “Superman” as a commentator.
Speaking to talkSPORT after the match, Ramsey was keen to stress the importance of the collective rather than the individual as the Welsh side celebrated one of the biggest nights in its history.
“We are giving ourselves a good platform by getting a good point against Switzerland the other day,” he said.
“We are now giving ourselves the opportunity to be on four points from which we have taken full advantage. We played very well, especially in the first half tonight.
“In the second half Turkey came out and played good things, but we stayed together as a team. I had a few opportunities, but there is nothing I can do about them afterwards.
“I’m going to keep running them, keep taking positions, and luckily one of them got in.”
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