Why Wales were right to test the waters at the Principality Stadium
Wales didn’t get the result they wanted against Spain, but what they did get is a boosted crowd.
50,232 fans went to the game, making it the highest attended Wales home fixture since 2011, when they held a European Championship qualifier against the old enemy, England.
A powerful rendition of He Wlad Fy Nhadau was sung by the passionate Wales supporters.
It was a mixture of fans who have witnessed Wales in the doldrum days, whilst families were also attending, some having their first chance to support Wales in person.
Some of the players are eager to return to the stadium too. The 74,500 seated stadia, earnt praise from Ashley Williams before the fixture.
“You want to play in the best stadiums in the world and this is one of them. “
Speaking to BBC Wales Sport, goalscorer Sam Vokes said “It is a great ground, it is where we want to be,”
“If you get the ground full there is nothing like it
With the game already lost, as Wales trailed by three goals, some of the fans got out their phones, using their flashlight, to create a display.
Some fans were angered by the light show on the hour mark, something that is usually accustomed to concerts at the Principality Stadium, not football.
(Featured Image: Matthew Lofthouse)