Ryan Giggs Delighted With Wales Flying Start And Victory Over Slovakia

Wales Manager, Ryan Giggs is full of praise for Daniel James who scored the match-winner to sink Slovakia in their Euro 2020 qualifiers tie at Cardiff City Stadium.

Daniel James marked his first competitive start with a good strike as early as the fifth minute which sent Wales ahead and later turned out to be the match-winner.

The Swansea winger has established himself in the Sky Bet Championship this term. He robbed Slovakia right-back Peter Pekarik on the edge of the area before drilling a shot past the reach of Newcastle goalie, Martin Dubravka.

Giggs had this to say about James who was spectacular on the night

“He has brought his club form on to the international stage,” he said.

“I am delighted because his overall game was fantastic, and to top it with a goal was great. He was just a threat all day.

“He is a talent, and when you have got that raw pace you are a threat at any level.

“As a winger, you then have to develop the other parts of the game, which I feel that he is doing. He just needs to carry on doing what he’s doing for Swansea, it’s as simple as that.”

Giggs dropped captain Ashley Williams to the bench and instead handed the armband to Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale.

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When quizzed about dropping Ashley Williams to the bench, the Welsh gaffer said:

“With the advantage we had physically, I wanted every player to be playing regularly. That was the only reason.

“He came on, saw us home and is part of the plans going forward.

“Ash is still the captain. You never know from camp to camp who’s playing regularly, who’s not, who is injured.

“You are never going to take it well, and you don’t want players to take it well. He didn’t sulk.”

Slovakia manager Pavel Hapal wore a forlorn look and expressed his disgust at the fact that his team were not able to collect a point from the game.

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