Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale might have enamoured himself to the Gunners faithful in recent months, but he’s doing his best to cut ties with Sheffield United and their supporters.
We covered recently how Ramsdale opened up about his refusal to train in order to force a move to London when Slavisa Jokanovic was in charge. That went down like a lead balloon with Blades fans, with many quick to criticise the England man for essentially turning his back on things.
And in another comment about his time at the club, Ramsdale has been at it again talking about the period at United during covid restrictions, admitting he ‘hated it’ at times.
“For me it’s everything (enjoying playing football). Last year, and we spoke about it before, I hated it. I wasn’t enjoying football, training or playing, and you could see it in my performances,” he told the Tubes and Ange Golf Life channel.
“We talk about banter with the fans, that’s another thing that helps me. If I’m giving them stick and I make a mistake, I’m going to get crucified. But that’s it, smile on my face.”
Our View: Ramsdale Setting Himself Up For A Nice Reception At Bramall Lane
In fairness to him, Ramsdale is probably talking more about the impacts of lockdowns and no fans than directly having a dig at Sheffield United as a club. But why say it? He doesn’t seem to choose his words very carefully.
To say he ‘hated’ being a professional footballer while being a Sheffield United player is never going to go down well with anyone. He says he hated training as well, which is quite simply bizarre.
If ever a player has set himself up for a frosty reception at Bramall Lane, then it’s Aaron Ramsdale.