Ramsay proves worth after long dry spell with Azkals

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption “In football, nothing is every rosy, nothing is ever on a straight line,” Ramsay said after scoring the opener in the 52nd minute of the Azkals’ gutsy 2-1 win over the Maldives in World Cup Qualifying here.“There were some bumps along the way and it takes some resilience to survive. When I’m on the bench, I tried to stay positive as I can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4That Ramsay turned out to be the goal scorer when the Azkals struggled to find their bearings early was a testament to the character of coach Scott Cooper’s current squad.The left winger has not scored in more than two years for the Azkals and has seen his minutes dwindle over the last year. In fact, Ramsay wasn’t even called up for the camp in China in June. “First of all, Iain is a consummate professional,” said Cooper, whose squad finished the first round of matches in qualifying with seven points from a possible 12.“Anybody who is playing can display a good character. But players who have been in and out of the squad, those are the type of players who display character.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ‘People evacuated on their own’ Athletics, 2 others set gold targets for SEA Games MALE—From the edge of the penalty box, the Philippines’ Iain Ramsay controlled the ball excellently with his left foot and kept a level head as the goalkeeper reduced his angle for a shot at the near post.In one fluid motion, he emphatically sent the ball to the roof of the net, then poured out his emotion in celebration.ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more