With the likes of the racy Gareth Bale and resurgent Aaron Ramsey within their ranks, I always knew the Welsh team would break forth into the big stage.
Well, the streets in Cardiff are awash with celebration right now as the Welsh football team made history by securing qualification for the Euro-2016 tournament in France, their first since 1958.
Wales lost 2-0 to Bosnia-Herzegovina but Cyprus’s 2-1 victory over Israel confirmed Wales’s qualification for the finals next summer.
Bale described the game as the best defeat of his career.
“The best defeat of my life. It was a difficult game but we have done it and everyone is very happy,” “This is right up there in my career. It was a dream from when I was a small child to play in a major tournament. It doesn’t stop here, we have business to do in France. “We can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the occasion. We are like brothers on the pitch. If we lose the ball we fight for it back. We can now test ourselves against the best.”
Aaron Ramsey has said that his ‘dreams have come true’ while captain Ashley Williams believes leading Wales to Euro 2016 is the “proudest moment” of his career.
Ramsey added, “This has been a dream of mine, to try and get Wales to a major finals, and we’re finally doing it. To fulfil that dream, we’re only a small nation, I’m over the moon. To all the supporters and everybody who backed us, we’re finally there.”
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