Wales Captain Ashley Williams is relishing upcoming Denmark challenge

Wales squad training ahead of Denmark clash. Image Jack Cook.

by Ethan Harris

WALES Captain Ashley Williams has stressed his desire to finish at the top of Group 4 in League B, claiming he would be ‘disappointed’ following a defeat this Friday.

With a tough task ahead against Denmark, Wales have their work cut out for them if they wish to rectify their loss last time out in Aarhus.

They are confident in their chances, but Williams is conscious of the fact that their performance will need to improve if they are to pick up the points they need to seal a top spot.

“We feel we’ve done well,” said Williams.

“We could have played better in Denmark. The two Ireland games.

“We’ve put ourselves in a good position. We want to finish it off properly, we’d be disappointed if we didn’t win the group now.”

With Williams being one of the most experienced players in the squad, his role in bringing through the next generation is paramount, and it is one Williams does not shy away from.

With star players like Christian Eriksen lurking within the Danish ranks, Williams stressed the quality his opponents possess, and how it will be a welcome challenge for him and the squad.

“I think he’s the obvious star of the team. They have a strong team with good players throughout. He’s not the only one who can win the game for them,” Williams continued.

“I think it’d be good. It’d be good for the young players, it’d be a valuable experience to play against the world’s best.

“It’s something we want. At the start we wanted to win this and we’re in a good position with one game left.”

With the squad clearly excited for the upcoming clash, the fans will undoubtedly create an electric atmosphere at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday.

“We’re looking forward to it. A Friday night at Cardiff under the lights is always a special occasion. I’m sure the fans will give us a boost like they always do.”