Azkals star Ramsay enjoying life at Iran’s Tractor Sazi

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The international midfielder admitted that he is enjoying life at , where he is also impressed by Iranian Persian Gulf League standard.

Ramsay, who previously played for Australian side Melbourne City, joined the Tabriz-based outfit in this summer and has made his debut in a 3-1 away victory over Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz in last August.

“Tractor Sazi a massive club and the fan base is very big, they sing nonstop in the game,” the 27-year-old Australian-Filipino told The Guardian.

“So you want to perform at your best for more than 30,000 fans, depending on the game. I didn’t know a lot about the Iranian league before I came but I have been pleasantly surprised.

“It was done in a matter of days and I haven’t looked back. I’ve been enjoying it so far, it’s been a great experience. There are a lot of players with great technical ability and it is not as easy as some people may think,” he added.

“The (Australian) A-League is a tough league but this has more teams, more games and it is a tight competition. I am improving as a footballer here. Football is massive in .”

The Azkals star also revealed that he has not found any difficulties to adapt to the Iranian culture as he had a similar abroad experience when he was young.

“My family was supportive, when I told them I was going to Iran,” said Ramsay. “When I was 17, I went to Scotland for a few years and wherever I have been, they have been supportive.

“The people here in Iran are very friendly and I get by easily. All the foreigners, I am one of four, talk English. Some of the Iranian players do too and it is easy to settle.”

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