Legendary Arsenal star offers advice to £63,000-a-week player he now calls a friend
David Seaman has given some advice to Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale on the official England channel on YouTube.
The legendary stopper enjoyed a fantastic career with the Gunners and England and has become good friends with the Arsenal number one.
Right now, Ramsdale is on England duty, although it seems unlikely that the will get on the pitch at the World Cup. Both Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope are likely to be ahead of him in the pecking order.
The 24-year-old is level-headed though. He will know that even though Qatar 2022 might not be his time, there will be more World Cup moments to come for the goalkeeper if he continues on his upward curve.
Ramsdale has been remarkable this season. The Gunners sit top of the Premier League and hold a five-point advantage over Manchester City as the Premier League takes a break for the World Cup.
He said: “You’ve just got to be ready if you’re needed.
“I remember going to Italia 90 as the third-choice goalkeeper. There was Peter Shilton, Chris Woods and then me and Dave Beasent went along too.
“I knew I probably wouldn’t be needed but you’ve just got to stay right and make sure you’re ready incase you are eventually needed.”
Seaman has given advice to Ramsdale
It’s good that Seaman is still passing his experience on to Ramsdale despite the fact he’s now retired. Clearly, the Gunners still mean a lot to him and listening to today’s show it sounds like he talks to Ramsdale a lot.
The goalkeeper came to Arsenal amid a bit of criticism. He cost the club £30 million, despite the fact he signed from Sheffield United who had just been relegated from the Premier League
He’s quickly established himself as the club’s number-one goalkeeper, however. Ramsdale has been magnificent during the current campaign, keeping eight clean sheets and conceding just 13 goals in 16 outings.
The £63,000-a-week Ramsdale is England’s number one in waiting. With Seaman in his corner, he might just be making the step up to a starring role by the time the European Championships come around in 2024.
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