More to Wales than Ramsey & Bale, says Gunter

Comments
Chris Coleman's side kick off their Euro 2016 qualification campaign against Andorra on Tuesday and the full-back insists success will be a team effort and not down to individuals

Chris Gunter believes Wales' Euro 2016 qualification hopes will depend on a team effort rather than just Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale.

Chris Coleman's side open their qualifying campaign against Andorra on Tuesday, as they aim to get off to a winning start in Group B alongside Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus and Israel.

Bale and Ramsey have consistently impressed for Real Madrid and Arsenal over the last year, but Gunter insists it will take the effort of the entire squad to complete a successful qualifying campaign.

"It's important not to get drawn into saying that if Gareth and Aaron turn up, we're going to qualify," he told reporters. "It's going to take a whole squad of people, not just 11 players.

"History tells us that you know that it's tough to get the same team on the pitch for every game.

"Every time you see them play now they sort of kick on, but you're not surprised. That's the level they're at now and you try to play like they are, and the confidence you get from it is a great feeling."

Tuesday's clash in Andorra will be played on an artificial surface, but Gunter refuses to accept that as justification for not performing on the day.

"We know that's the situation we're in so we've got enough time to sort of get our heads around it and prepare for it," he said. "So win, lose or draw after that game there's no way we can use that as an excuse."

Get Adobe Flash player

Next article:
Juventus kicked me out to sign Ronaldo – Higuain
Next article:
Bellerin: Emery has returned winning mentality to Arsenal
Next article:
Ronaldo exit responsible for Real Madrid struggles – Luxemburgo
Next article:
What the hell has happened to Bayern Munich? Time for Kovac to drop under-performing stars
Next article:
'Pogba's row with Mourinho is normal' - Man Utd rifts to be expected, says Brown
Close