Wales reached the semi final of Euro2016 and expectation from them raised after their great performances.
Wales captainGareth Bale
has claimed that the 2016 squad should be considered an exception, but they will compete with all their might.
The Wales national team advanced to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and lost to Portugal, who won the competition. Rob Page will lead Wales to the third major tournament in history and he hopes to be as successful as Chris Coleman. Wales' first match will be against Switzerland in Baku on Saturday, and the captain has high hopes for the current team.
"It's similar (to Euro 2016) coming into the tournament,"
"On the back of 2016 there should be expectations, but it's a different team and a different tournament.
"We know it's a difficult group to get out of,"
"They are all difficult teams to play against, but we've got to take one game at a time.
"We are very excited to be here and one day away. I feel fine and ready to give 100 per cent for my country, as I always do."
Gareth Bale has suffered a decline in recent seasons and his declining performance in the national team has been repeated. His last goal is against Croatia in October 2019, but he is not worried about that.
"It doesn't matter. I've made assists. I'm still contributing. I'm not worried,"
"If the chances arise to score, hopefully I can take it."