Aston Villa midfielder Ramsey calm amid England World Cup talk

Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey says he’s ignoring talk of England World Cup selection.

With Qatar 2022 now just two months away, the midfielder insists his focus is purely on club form after what he admits has been a disappointing start to the campaign both from an individual and team perspective.

“The end of last season when I went on a decent run of goals there were a few shouts about the seniors,” he said.

“But I think at the moment we (Villa) haven’t started the season great, I haven’t started the season great so my full focus is on getting back form from last season and getting up the table.”

Friday’s win against Southampton was just Villa’s second of the season and Ramsey, who will report for under-21 duty on Monday, continued: “As a team and individually if we are looking at the last six games, we have not been there.

“But I am still young, still learning and playing different positions. Last week against Man City I was playing higher up, on Friday I dropped back a bit deeper.

“While I’m still 21, getting called up to the under-21s is still a big achievement, so I am going to take that in my stride.

“I still have time to learn, to adapt my position to the system. At the moment I am just enjoying my football and the full focus is on Villa.”