Wales U21s intent on proving qualification credentials in Liechtenstein
International
3 October 2017

Wales U21s intent on proving qualification credentials in Liechtenstein

Wales U21s arrived in Liechtenstein intent on proving their qualification credentials to their Group Eight rivals.

Liechtenstein v Wales

2019 UEFA Euro U21 qualifier 

  • Sportpark Eschen-Mauren
  • Thursday, October 5: KO 5.30pm (UK Time) 
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After following-up last month’s stunning 3-0 win in Switzerland with a 2-0 defeat in Portugal, Robert Page’s men are in Liechtenstein with plenty to play for.

But, with three points a must, ahead of next month’s crunch home double-header against Bosnia and Romania, they won’t be taking their hosts lightly at the Eschen- Mauren Sportpark on Thursday night.

Striker Tyler Roberts, who sparked their sensational start to the campaign with a seventh minute strike in Switzerland, said: “We know they're going to work hard and they've got dedication.

“They're going to come at us with everything they've got, so we must be prepared for that and we've got to respect them.

“But we also know that if we play as well as we can, we can get the result we need.

“Rob has told us this camp is about us showing our quality and how good a team we are.”

Tyler Roberts insists Wales can qualify
Tyler Roberts insists Wales can qualify
Before travelling to Liechtenstein, the squad were put through their paces at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, in Berkshire, intent on building on the epic year they’ve enjoyed so far.

Their stunning Swiss win came on the back of an impressive show at the Toulon Tournament and now they’re hungry for more success.

Even with star-man David Brooks missing, having been drafted into Chris Coleman’s national squad, Page’s charges are confident they can end 2017 with the next Euro U21 tournament, in Italy and San Marino, firmly in their sights.

West Brom starlet Roberts, who has scored three in six during his Bescot Stadium loan spell, says recreating the performance levels shown on their opening night in Biel last month is key to their progression though a testing group.

He said: “We were excellent against Switzerland.

“We showed all of our qualities there and we showed why we're contenders to get through this group. Now we need to build on that.”