The Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey has seen his country fail miserably every time they try to qualify for a big international tournament, but ahead of their opening Euro 2016 clash with the mighty Andorra, Rambo is desperate to emulate his German colleagues by helping Wales to the Finals this time around.
Ramsey said yesterday: “Watching them made me think even more about what an achievement it would be to get there with Wales.
“We all know this is not only a great opportunity to show how far we’ve come as a team over the last few years, but probably one of the best opportunities we’re ever going to have of qualifying.
“And there’s a real belief we can make the most of that.”
“Maybe not everyone shares the same excitement and still need to be convinced that it will be different this time.
“We’ve been guilty in the past of getting off to bad starts and immediately putting a dampener on things.
“You get into a new campaign with all the hype around it, people saying maybe this is the chance, and then losing the first or second game comes and puts a real downer on it all.
“We have a real chance here of a winning start in Andorra and then two home games to put ourselves up in contention right away. We need to get people as excited as we are about this campaign.”
Full marks to the lad for being excited about playing Andorra, but I am sure Welbeck, Wilshere and Co would rather be playing there instead of a rather difficult visit to Switzerland tonight!