Tottenham star Ben Davies makes Euro 2024 admission ahead of Wales’ play-off semi-final with Finland

By Staff

Wales ace Ben Davies is feeling ‘more than confident’ about his country’s upcoming Euro 2024 play-off with Finland on Thursday night. Davies is one of the few players who were part of the Chris Coleman squad that made it to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in France and he is hoping for a repeat with his country.

The 30 year-old Tottenham defender also played for Wales in the teams that qualified for Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup. Now, Wales are hoping to make it to a fourth major tournament out of five this summer.

However, they will have to do it without their former star player Gareth Bale, who retired just before Euro 2024 qualification began. “It would be just as good as (reaching) the others, better in some ways,” said Davies ahead of Thursday’s play-off semi-final against Finland in Cardiff.

He acknowledged that not having former Spurs talisman Bale is a big loss for Wales. “It’s different times,” Davies said. “We don’t have Gareth Bale this time. That’s a big loss for Wales, our greatest ever player.”

“But that doesn’t mean there’s a different feeling within the camp. We are more than confident with the squad we’ve got.” “We are all here to play for Wales and to do a job for our country and qualify for major tournaments.”

“Boys have been there before and boys who have been there at the top of their game. It’s still as motivating now as it was.” “We have been in this situation before, must-win games. We are on the brink.”

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Davies will be hoping to star alongside Spurs team-mate Brennan Johnson, who is enjoying his first campaign in North London having moved from Nottingham Forest at the end of the summer transfer window. “He is playing at a big club in big games,” said Davies.

“He is pulling out results, scoring goals and getting assists.” “He offers a lot of pace, he is very direct and has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.”

“He has taken it in his stride, and we will see a better and better player coming.” “If he can bring that quality into a Welsh shirt for us we will be very happy.”

The winners of the match at Cardiff City Stadium will move on to a home play-off final against Estonia or Poland on Tuesday.

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