Wales captain Gareth Bale says he’s optimistic the group will qualify to the knockout levels of Euro 2020 regardless of been pitted alongside Italy, Turkey and Switzerland.
Wales are anticipated to kick-off their marketing campaign in opposition to Switzerland on Saturday and Bale in a pre-match press convention said that they’re well-prepared for the event.
Bale is one in every of eight survivors from the Wales squad that reached the final 4 in France when Chris Coleman was in cost, and the Actual Madrid star is trying no additional than the crunch first sport in opposition to the Swiss.
“I feel it’s related,” mentioned Bale when requested at his pre-match press convention about Wales’ expectations heading into Euro 2020 in comparison with final day out.
“Approaching the again of 2016 folks will argue that perhaps we ought to be doing issues, however we have now a distinct group and it’s a distinct event.
“Now we have a really tough group to get out of, which we had final time.
“We all know the qualities of Italy being such an enormous nation with the historical past. Switzerland are a top-ranked group and Turkey have confirmed during the last 12 months they’ve crushed some large groups as properly.
“It’s tough to say who the favorite is, however we’ve bought some very tough video games forward and we’ve ready for everybody.
“Our mentality is to attempt to get out of the group – and we’ll take it from there.”