Euro 2021 Wales
Probable Likely Team Selections & Players Involved For:
Turkey Italy Wales Switzerland Denmark Finland Belgium Russia Netherlands Ukraine Austria North Macedonia England Croatia Scotland Czech Republic Spain Sweden Poland Slovakia Hungary Portugal France Germany
Gareth Bale will lead his country out at Euro 2020 as the Wales captain
Goals For: 10 Goals Against: 6
Key player: Gareth Bale
Despite turning 31 in the summer, Bale remains the talisman and is Wales’ all-time record marksman. A huge influence on and off the field, and now back at Tottenham, he has scored crucial goals throughout his international career since debuting in 2006.
One to watch: Ethan Ampadu
Still only 20, Ampadu’s ability to play in both defence and midfield has enabled him to establish himself for Wales. Comfortable on the ball, Ampadu can play out from deep positions and is a solid presence at the back when not in possession.
Wales Best Players Picks:
I like the look of both Neco Williams and Connor Roberts. As wing backs they offer good attacking threat and Wales have shown they can defend. They have good potential for a clean sheet in their opener vs Switzerland.
Williams has a goal and assist in his nine caps, and can play on both the right and left side if needed. Swansea wing-back Roberts is accustomed to playing at wing-back, where he has totalled an impressive record of five goals and seven assists in the Championship this season.
Gareth Bale is their talisman, on penalties and set pieces but has only scored once in his last ten Welsh starts. He has assisted five goals, however. At a likely high price point I don’t think he is worth it given I don’t foresee Wales scoring a lot of goals. If you think Wales do fire, he will too.
Coach: Rob Page
Robert Page has stepped up in the absence of Ryan Giggs, who has been charged with assault
EURO 2020 QUALIFYING STATS
- Most starts: Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Wayne Hennessey (8), Connor Roberts, Ben Davies, Joe Allen (7)
- Most goals: Kieffer Moore, Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey (2)
- Most assists: Gareth Bale, Daniel James (2)
- Goals scored: 10
- Goals conceded: 6
- Clean sheets: 3
Full Squad Named And Released For The Euro 2021 Cup
Ben DAVIES (Tottenham Hotspur)
Joe RODON (Tottenham Hotspur)
Chris MEPHAM (Bournemouth)
Ethan AMPADU (Chelsea)
Connor ROBERTS (Swansea City)
Chris GUNTER (Charlton Athletic)
James LAWRENCE (St Pauli)
Neco WILLIAMS (Liverpool)
Ben CABANGO (Swansea City)
Rhys NORRINGTON-DAVIES (Stoke City)