Giggs brands Nations League as a success as Wales chase promotion

Annette Crawford
November 18, 2018

But a recent worldwide outing saw Wales slip to a 2-0 defeat away to Denmark in the Nations League and the Chelsea teenager didn't have the best of nights. Wales manager Ryan Giggs trains at the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of their upcoming worldwide matches against Denmark & Albania.

Giggs' side host Denmark at the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow evening, knowing that a win would guarantee them promotion to Group A, where they would play against Europe's elite.

Denmark reached the last 16 of the World Cup before losing to beaten finalists Croatia on penalties.

The Manchester United legend said: "The UEFA Nations League was quite hard to get your head around it".

"I think it's been a success, all the way through the groups it's been competitive".

With promotion to Group A - which comes with the prospect of fixtures against some of Europe's strongest nations - also at stake in Cardiff, Giggs spoke about an global match in November in a way that would have been unthinkable in the past unless it was a crucial qualifier for a major tournament. Wales manager Ryan Giggs at Wales training at the Vale Resort ahead of their upcoming worldwide matches against Denmark & Albania.

Giggs said that the last few days was a bit more relaxing one.

But he is hoping to be involved for new boss Ryan Giggs in the re-match with the Danes tomorrow night, in their efforts to stay top of the group. Firstly to win a competitive group.

"We started off wanting to win".

A win for either side would secure top spot, while a draw would leave Denmark needing to beat the Republic of Ireland in Aarhus on Monday to secure promotion to the top tier of European football.

Denmark, though, defeated Wales in this competition back in September and Hareide's side are available at 7/4 (2.75) to double their delight against Giggs' outfit.

"And I think for everyone - coaching staff, the players, the fans - to know you're going into Group A and that the next time the Nations League comes around you're going to be among the big boys, it would great, because you want to play and test yourself against the best". They've proved over a period of time that they're tough to beat. "They're a hard team".

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