Aaron Ramsdale admits he lost belief in himself earlier in Sheffield United's season

Aaron Ramsdale, the Sheffield United goalkeeper, admits he lost a little bit of belief during a difficult start to his second spell at Bramall Lane.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:10 pm

The England U21 international was in fine form on Sunday as United lost 2-0 to Liverpool, making a string of superb first-half saves to keep the game level at 0-0.

Ramsdale has been one of United’s most impressive performers of late, but admits that his belief did take a knock earlier in the season when he was criticised by a section of supporters who lay the blame at his door for every goal that the Blades conceded.

“Over the last few weeks I have shown more quality and helped the team a lot more,” Ramsdale said.

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“There has been criticism and a few fingers pointed over the course of the season. Some have been justified and some haven’t, but that’s the life of the goalkeeper.

“I’ve chosen to play that position so I took it on the chin and worked even harder in training.

“I lost a little belief in myself but the staff have been excellent, Darren Ward and Matt Duke and the Gaffer and Knilly.

“The work we have been doing in training has been coming out in games and with Simon Moore and Wes [Foderingham], we have a competitive group.

Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United (Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images)

“I’ve been believing in myself a lot more and not worrying about that outside noise – if someone wants to say something, they can, and I’ll listen if I want to.

“But recently I haven’t.”