Daniel James reckons that the Euro 2020 experience has made Wales thirsty for success and to reach the World Cup. James recently completed his move to Leeds from Manchester United is looking to end the year strongly. Wales’ hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup were kept alive after a 3-2 comeback win against Belarus thanks to a Gareth Bale hat-trick. They are in the same group as Belgium who looks to be running away with the group. Wales are hoping they can turn over the Czech Republic to grab the playoff spot.
“I think just the experience of the Euros just makes us that kind of a little bit more thirsty to go and qualify for the World Cup,” Wales winger Daniel James said. “It’s going to be a little bit tougher with the teams and obviously less qualify but it’s one as a team that we fully believe that we can do. We take a lot of positives out of (the Euros). I think most people didn’t think we were going to get out of the group and we fully believed that we could.”
“Don’t get me wrong, we were very disappointed after getting through that group to go out like that (4-0 loss to Denmark in Round of 16), but it’s one that we’ll learn from, take a lot from it because it was a lot of boys’ first major tournament, including myself,” he added. “We’re just excited with these World Cup Qualifiers coming up because, as I said before, having that experience of the Euros just makes us a little bit more wanting to qualify for the World Cup.”