UEFA Nations League a success says Ryan Giggs

Cardiff, Wales. 15th November, 2018. Wales manager Ryan Giggs trains at the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of their upcoming international matches against Denmark & Albania. Lewis Mitchell/YCPD.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has branded the UEFA Nations League a success as they prepare for their final fixture in the competition.

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 come to the Cardiff City Stadium, having reached the Round of 16 in last summers World Cup in Russia.

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. They’re similar quality.”

Cardiff, Wales. 12th November, 2018. Wales manager Ryan Giggs at Wales training at the Vale Resort ahead of their upcoming international matches against Denmark & Albania. Lewis Mitchell/YCPD.

Wales could face an easier route to qualifying for the European Championships, should they top the group.

Ryan Giggs has only been in charge since the start of this year, but said the aim was to always win the group.

Wales have won two of their three UEFA Nations League fixtures so far, but have yet to get the better of Denmark yet.

“There are lots of incentives to top the group. Firstly to win a competitive group. You get the second bite of the cherry for qualifying for the Euros if you don’t qualify automatically.

“We started off wanting to win. It’s a new tournament, we wanted to win the First Nations League.”

A win would guarantee promotion, but should Denmark draw in Cardiff tomorrow, then they would be in a good position to top the group when they host relegated side Ireland in Aarhaus on Monday.

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Wales haven’t beaten Denmark in a competitive fixture since 1998, where hey beat them in a European Championship qualifier.

“It’s in our hands now, it’s not going to be easy. They’ve proved over a period of time that they’re tough to beat. They’re a difficult team.”

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