'Euro 2016 last-16 far too confusing!' - Wales' defender Chester

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Chris Coleman's men finished top of Group B to ensure they face a relatively easier draw in the next round, but the centre-back admits he cannot work out who it will be

Wales defender James Chester has admitted that he finds the permutations for the second round of Euro 2016 to be "far too confusing", but insists that, whoever his side get, they will make it a tough game.

Chris Coleman's men advanced to the knockout round of the tournament as Group B winners, with a fixture against one of the best third-placed teams looming on Saturday.

It remains to be seen who Wales will face for a spot in the quarter-finals, though it will become a lot clearer after Wednesday.

"It's far too confusing for me," Chester said of the potential opponents his side faces.

"I just go where I'm told and if we perform like we did against Russia and keep clean sheets, which is another bonus, then we're confident that we can make it difficult for anybody.

"The way we dug in for the game and to lose so late on against England was a big kick in the stomach. But we knew that result wouldn't define the group.

"I said after the England game from what we'd seen of Russia I was confident we could get something from the game and that proved to be correct."

Gareth Bale, unsurprisingly, has played a leading role for Wales in France, having scored three goals in the competition so far.

He is now fourth on Wales' all-time scoring list, just six shy of record-holder Ian Rush and Chester doubts "there's a better player individually than Gareth in the tournament".

The 27-year-old added: "We know how fortunate we are to have him in our team and if we can keep clean sheets then we know we give ourselves a really good chance.

"I can't speak for any of the other top players in the tournament - I don't know them - but Gareth is very passionate about playing for the national team.

"He turns up pretty much every time we have a game, which some of the top players maybe don't do.

"I think it's an environment that he really enjoys and we all get on really well together. As big a superstar as he is, he's still one of the lads."

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