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Honeymoon on hold as new recruit Ramsay beefs up Azkals

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 07:32 PM June 03, 2015
Azkals in training. Photo by Cedelf Tupas.

Azkals in training. Photo by Cedelf Tupas.

The honeymoon would have to wait for Iain Ramsay.

One week after getting married, the highly-regarded midfielder arrived in Manila for the training camp of the Philippine Azkals who are preparing for the World Cup Qualifiers.

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The Fil-Australian has long been in the radar of Azkals manager Dan Palami but it wasn’t until early this year when Ramsay who traces his roots in Pampanga finally committed to the Azkals.

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And to show his commitment to the national team’s cause, Ramsay immediately flew to Manila just a week after his wedding.

“It’s a nice feeling to be married but going to camp is part and parcel of being a footballer,” he said. “You can’t plan ahead but my wife and mother will be here next week to support the team against Bahrain.”

Ramsay said he made it a point to come to camp early as he was among four newcomers in the team.

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“I’m glad I’m able to come to camp early,” he said before joining his teammates in training at Rizal Memorial Stadium Wednesday. “It gives me time to get to know my teammates and adapt to the weather.”

Known for his pace and trickery, Ramsay is one of the most talented players in the Australian League.

“I’m a very direct player. I can play on the wings. I can bring pace,” he said. “I have been following the team for some time and the team is getting stronger each year. It’s a great time for me to get involved and help in the qualifiers.” CC

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