Daniel James: Wales winger says facet can be feared by opponents at Euro 2020

Daniel James believes Wales’ forwards strike concern into their Euro 2020 rivals.

Wales play Switzerland of their Euro 2020 opener in Baku on Saturday and interim supervisor Robert Web page has loads of attacking choices at his disposal.

Manchester United winger James is a possible starter alongside captain Gareth Bale, whereas cell goal man Kieffer Moore, Harry Wilson, David Brooks and Tyler Roberts supply different attacking choices.

Juventus playmaker Aaron Ramsey is also deployed in a ‘false 9’ function off Bale and James.

Wales’ assault can be led by captain Gareth Bale

“For us it is simply sensible that everybody is concerned,” James stated.

“I do know the Euros was presupposed to be final summer season and everybody was gutted (they had been postponed), however it’s nice for the gamers who at the moment are all match.

“We’ve got a full squad this time and we’re all raring to go.

“We will certainly be feared. Whoever is placed on the pitch attacking-wise, now we have an amazing group.”

Ramsey secured Wales’ place on the delayed European Championship by scoring each targets in a 2-0 dwelling win over Hungary in November 2019.

However the 30-year-old has been an everyday absentee for his nation due to damage, that includes in simply 19 of the 44 video games Wales have performed since Euro 2016 when the Dragons reached the semi-finals.


Wales skilled in Baku on Tuesday morning forward of their opening Euro 2020 match towards Switzerland on Saturday

“David and Aaron have had accidents over the previous two years however once they have come into the squad they’ve been unbelievable,” James stated.

“I’ve solely performed for Wales with Aaron a few times and he scored two targets towards Hungary.

“We play a bit totally different than at membership soccer and it is one thing I’ve grown into since I first got here into the squad two and a half/three years in the past.

“I work on capturing and crossing with each toes on daily basis. In my early days I bought quite a lot of my assists for Oli McBurnie at Swansea from the left.

“It is not one thing that is new to my recreation. It is at all times been there. Even for Wales I’ve performed left and proper.

“Me and Gaz (Bale) have performed each positions earlier than and, if we do play on both facet, we’re prepared and we all know our job and roles.”

James was usually on the periphery at United final season, making solely 11 begins within the Premier League.

Wales' Gareth Bale during the training session at the Vale Resort, Hensol. Picture date: Tuesday June 1, 2021.


Former Wales defender Mark Bowen says it’s essential for them to not lose their opening Euro 2020 group recreation towards Switzerland.

The 23-year-old made 26 league begins the earlier season following his reported £18m transfer from Sky Guess Championship membership Swansea in June 2019.

James’ final look for United was as a late substitute within the Europa League last defeat to Villarreal when he transformed from the spot within the penalty shootout.

“It was gutting for all of us actually however, for me and quite a lot of the opposite gamers, it is not the top of our season,” James stated.

“In soccer you simply need to get again up and get on with it. Fortunately we do not have to attend till subsequent season to try this, we will go into the Euros and a distinct atmosphere and look ahead to getting again out on the pitch.”

On taking a penalty within the Gdansk last, James added: “It went superb however I would be mendacity if I did not say I used to be a bit bit nervous.

“I used to be assured to go and step up, you must put your self in these moments as a result of it will occur in your profession.

“You must put your self ahead. Fortunately it went at the back of the web and it could possibly be (helpful) on the Euros.”

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