Robert Page feels for Aaron Ramsey and tips him to bounce back from penalty woe


Wales manager Robert Page believes Rangers placed “unnecessary pressure” on Aaron Ramsey by selecting him as one of their Europa League final penalty takers.

Rangers suffered shoot-out heartache on Wednesday, with Welshman Ramsey missing the decisive spot-kick against Eintracht Frankfurt just moments after arriving as a 118th-minute substitute.

Page has backed Ramsey to bounce back from his Seville misery, and says he has no qualms over asking the midfielder to take a penalty in a World Cup play-off final next month should he need to.

Rangers’ Aaron Ramsey walks past the Europa League trophy after missing the decisive spot-kick in Wednesday’s final shoot-out against Eintracht Frankfurt (Andrew Milligan/PA)

But Page suggested Rangers were misguided in putting Ramsey among their five penalty takers, saying: “It’s difficult because you have to be up to the pace of the game.



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