Wales captain Ramsey remains positive despite Belgium defeat

The Arsenal man believes the 2-0 defeat did not reflect the quality of their performance, but is keen to not dwell on any refereeing misgivings and concentrate on Serbia

Aaron Ramsey believes that Wales were unlucky in their defeat to Belgium, but feels they must take the positives from the game and move on quickly to prevent any lasting damage.

Goals from Manchester City and Tottenham centre-backs Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen handed Marc Wilmots’ side a 2-0 win, but the Wales captain believes they were unfortunate not to get anything out of the game and insists they must focus on their crunch match against Serbia.

"Overall we are delighted with how we defended and counter-attacked against Belgium and it was a shame we couldn't get a couple of goals, but it is always difficult when you are down to 10 men against a good side,” Ramsey told reporters.

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“But that game has gone now, we can't dwell on what's happened.

"We have to move on from it, we felt a couple of decisions went against us like when they scored off the free-kick, but we can't do a lot about it.

"I felt we played well, we defended well and hopefully we can do that tomorrow and play with 11 men for the entire game and have a better opportunity to get a result."

Wales face Serbia on Tuesday in their second qualifying game, and the 21-year-old feels that they face a tough task of coming away from the Karadjordje Stadium with anything to show for either efforts.

"They are technically good, they like to get the ball down and play," said Ramsey.

“They have some real quality in their team, they like to retain possession and keep the ball, but we like to do that too.

“It will be an interesting battle and hopefully one we can come out on top."

Ramsey believes that Wales will create chances against Serbia, but added they will need to be more clinical if they are to end their run of four games without a goal.

He continued: "We haven't scored in our last few games but we have still created opportunities, we have hit the bar a couple of times and stuff like that, we are creating but not taking our chances.

"But we have the players who like to play and create and if we also defend well we will have a really good result."