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Aaron Ramsey will decide if Ryan Shawcross can play for Wales
Wales boss Chris Coleman has admitted that Ryan Shawcross’ potential Wales call-up could happen after holding ‘positive’ talks with Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey.
The pair have history after the Stoke man broke the Welsh captain’s leg in 2010 and there is still some bad blood between the two players.
“I had a conversation with Aaron when I was in Cardiff and it was very positive, but there is an issue there,” Coleman said.
“The point is to play football and be successful, you don’t have to be best mates.
“I don’t have to talk to you as long as it works on the pitch; you don’t have to be best friends.
“The best dressing rooms I have been in have been edgy.
“That’s what I tried to tell Aaron, he is a professional at the end of the day and he wants what is best for Wales. He wants to be captain of a winning Welsh side.
“I can make it as nice for the players as I can, they can come away and have a good time, but if they are not winning what’s the point?
“What’s the strongest team we can get on the pitch? That’s what it is about.”
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