Steven Gerrard urges Aston Villa starlet Jacob Ramsey to remain 'humble and respectful'

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Steven Gerrard urges Jacob Ramsey to remain ‘humble and respectful’ as he admits Aston Villa midfielder has ‘bright future’ ahead of him and CAN become a Premier League star

  • Jacob Ramsey has emerged as one of the best young midfielders in the league
  • 20-year-old scored twice in Aston Villa’s 3-3 draw against Leeds on Wednesday
  • Steven Gerrard has praised Ramsey but urged him to remain level-headed
  • He has warned midfielder he must make sacrifices to be at top of his game


Steven Gerrard has challenged Jacob Ramsey to prove he can sustain his current form to become a Premier League star.

The Aston Villa youngster has announced himself as one of the brightest midfield talents in the country this season, scoring twice in the 3-3 draw with Leeds to take his tally for the campaign to five.

Ramsey is flourishing under Gerrard – one of the best midfielders in Premier League history – and is already on the radar of England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of next month’s friendlies against Ivory Coast and Switzerland.

Jacob Ramsey has announced himself as one of the brightest midfield talents in the country

Jacob Ramsey has announced himself as one of the brightest midfield talents in the country

But Gerrard knows Ramsey can afford no mistakes if he is to fulfil his potential. ‘We will give him the support he needs as a club and I’ll give him support as a manager,’ said the Villa boss.

‘He seems very calm and level-headed. It’s important the people in his people in his private life help to keep him humble and grounded.

‘He needs to make the right decisions and remain professional. To stay that consistent at the top level when all eyes are on you and people are talking about you, it’s important to stay humble, respectful and focus on your career.

Steven Gerrard has urged Ramsey to remain 'humble and respectful' to continue his career

Steven Gerrard has urged Ramsey to remain ‘humble and respectful’ to continue his career

The 20-year-old scored twice in a 3-3 draw against Leeds United on Wednesday night

The 20-year-old scored twice in a 3-3 draw against Leeds United on Wednesday night

Ramsey has now scored five goals in 20 Premier League appearances so far this season

Ramsey has now scored five goals in 20 Premier League appearances so far this season

‘You need to make the right sacrifices as well to stay at the top. If Jacob does the right things the future is extremely bright for him but you can never get ahead of yourself.

‘He knows he’s playing well but he’s not getting carried away. He is working extremely hard, doing all his gym work.

‘He is first on the training pitch and last off. He knows what he needs to do to stay at this level and stay consistent.’

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