Aaron Ramsdale’s father has criticized Jamie Carragher.
“Ramsdale’s father has condemned Carragher’s actions after he criticized Ramsdale following the match against Tottenham Hotspur,” the UK’s Sports Bible reported on Friday (April 25).
Ramsdale, a £24 million transfer from Sheffield United ahead of the 2021-22 season, was expected to be Bert Leno’s backup goalkeeper, but he quickly won the starting job, as he had good reflexes and a good build-up game, unlike Leno, who had been criticized for being weak underfoot. After conceding 39 goals in 34 league games in his first season as Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Ramsdale followed that up with 43 in 2022-23, starting all 38 league games. Ramsdale’s performances helped Arsenal challenge Manchester City for the title and return to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after a seven-season absence. It was also Ramsdale’s best season personally, as he was named to the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Team of the Year.
This season was expected to be no different. But there was an unexpected twist. Raya was acquired from Brentford. Having played for Brentford since 2019 when they were still in the English Championship, Raya broke into the top flight in 2020-21 when he helped the club win promotion to the PL. In his first season in the PL, he kept 27 clean sheets in 24 appearances and stepped up his game with excellent build-up play and saves. In 2022-23, he started every league game and was so impressive that he was called up to the Spanish national team, making him one of the top goalkeepers in the league.
After the season, Raya wanted to move on to bigger things, and several big clubs, including Tottenham and Bayern Munich, approached him. But Raya chose Arsenal. Raya joined Arsenal on loan initially and signed a contract with an option for a permanent move.
With his arrival, the competition for a starting spot began. After starting all four games since the start of the league, Ramsdale was forced to drop to the bench for both the fifth round of the league and the UCL tie against Tottenham, and he was not selected by Arteta for the match against Spurs. 메이저놀이터
Raya was a bit of a disappointment in that game, conceding two goals to Son Heung-min. However, Ramsdale actively supported him from the bench. In the 38th minute, Son Heung-min’s cross from the right flank was met by Brannon Johnson with a shot into the corner of the goal, but Raya made a great save. Ramsdale applauded from the bench after the save.