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SERIE A - Olivier Giroud hits back at Aaron Ramsey over Serie A comments

Published on: 13 October 2021

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says he has been surprised by the intensity and energy experienced in Serie A, an opinion that is at odds with one given by Aaron Ramsey.

In the summer of 2020, Ramsey gave an interview in which he shined a light on the differences between Premier League football and the game in Serie A. The Welshman pointed to the increased emphasis on tactics and how often big teams are tasked with breaking down opposition intent on sitting back.

“I’ve been very surprised by the intensity, the energy in the games here in Serie A," Giroud said during an interview with talkSPORT.

"To be honest, we’re a very young team with lots of talent. When I played that first game at Sampdoria, the boys told me, 'Oli, we know you come from the Premier League but you will see this team is running everywhere all day long.'

“It’s true they might have less quality than some Premier League teams but they are so generous and they play as a team. It’s very difficult physically you know.

"I’ve been very surprised by the intensity in the games. I thought Serie A was mainly tactic games you know.”


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