Captain Aaron Ramsey 'hungry' for Wales to improve

Aaron Ramsey
Ramsey was appointed Wales skipper in March

Captain Aaron Ramsey has said Wales need to build on their performance against England when they complete their Euro 2012 campaign next month.

Ashley Young scored the only goal after 34 minutes to secure a 1-0 victory for England at Wembley on Tuesday.

But 20-year-old Ramsey, voted man-of-the-match against England, says Wales can take heart from their performance against Fabio Capello's side.

"We can take a lot of good out of this game and we'll build on it," he said.

Gary Speed's side complete their fixtures when they host Switzerland in Swansea on 7 October, before travelling to Sofia to face Bulgaria four days later.

Wales, who remain bottom of Group G, secured their first victory of the campaign against Montenegro in Cardiff.

And despite a largely forgettable campaign, Ramsey believes the win against Montenegro and the performance at Wembley suggests a brighter future ahead.

"We can build on that and take a lot of heart into the next games now," said Arsenal midfielder Ramsey.

"The last two games we've put in really good performances, created lots of opportunities to win the game and I thought we look pretty good defensively.

"I thought we outplayed them in the second half. We did ourselves proud.

"We're all delighted with our performances and the way we played. We kept some big-name players quiet in the game.

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"I think the fans realise that and showed their appreciation at the end.

"I thought in the bigger picture we've done really well and that's two good performances on the bounce.

"I think we've come on but it's important now not to be happy with that. We have to move on and be hungry to improve and to become a better team."

Substitute Rob Earnshaw wasted a golden opportunity to claim a draw when he missed an open goal from five yards 13 minutes from time.

But Ramsey refused to criticise the Cardiff City striker, who replaced Steve Morison with 20 minutes of the game remaining.

"Earnie had a great chance but he's disappointed," added Ramsey.

"Normally they come natural to him and he slots them in the back of the net. It wasn't to be, but these things happen."

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