EURO 2020 GROUP A
Manager Rob Page Page is passionate, forceful and likes his football played the same way, with full-backs who bomb forward with width and pace. Record P 6 W 4 D 1 L 1 All games Strengths • The Bale-ramsey-james triumvirate is top class • Pace in wide areas • The squad looks united Weaknesses • Ben Davies, Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey are injury prone • Fringe players from the lower leagues • Too reliant on Gareth Bale Prospects The money’s on a three-team scrap for second place but Wales will only be involved in that if key figures – notably Bale and Ramsey – stay fit. Management are guarding against too much expectation, though in all honesty there shouldn’t be a great deal anyway. Inside info Owain Tudur Jones Former Wales international We’ve got some players coming into the tournament carrying injuries and I’m not sure whether it’s a blessing that they will be fresh or whether the tournament comes too soon for them to get games. The young lads in the squad are fearless, and it’s a tough group to get out of, but that has to be the first aim.