Sun 27 June 2021 | 12:34

Wales’ Chris Gunter hits out over ‘joke’ Euro 2020 format

The Wales defender criticizes the tournament’s format but says his side will come back stronger.


were knocked out of the Euros on Saturday as they were beaten 4-0 by Denmark in their round-of-16 battle. The Welsh played their Euro 2020 games in Rome, Baku, and Amsterdam which are all on UK's amber list. Fans were advised not to travel to cities that are not included in the country's green list. As a result, Robert Page’s side had limited support throughout the tournament. Following Wales’ elimination from the competition, the team’s experienced defender

Chris Gunter

expressed his frustration over the situation.

"So the journey of this month has come to an end. We did not deserve that score line but who said life was fair.”

Gunter wrote on his

Instagram account


"It hurts like mad, but to be hurting with some of my best mates and best muckas I've shared a changing room with for years on years makes it a little easier. And to share it with a nation who all feel the same makes it even easier.

"Written off before a bag of air was kicked, 3,000 miles from home. Every nation had fans wherever they went. You and us deserved more from this joke set up of a tournament, but who said life was fair.

"Have a cry, but then smile that we were dining at the top table yet again. And smile even more that we'll be back, and we'll be the ones with the full stadium belting out our anthem that we all deserve.

"This country is in safe hands with the squad we have, believe me. I'd go to the trenches with every member of this team and staff.

"Be sad, but be proud. There's only three million of us, but we are the lucky ones, and don't you know it. Suck it up, keep your chin up. We'll be alright, trust me on that.

"Genuinely thank you for all the support and love. See you soon. Gunts."

Wales’ run to the Euros semi-finals in 2016 remains their best record in the competition as they have to bid an early farewell to this year’s tournament after their crushing defeat against Denmark.

source: SportMob

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