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Jon Walters Throws A Bit Of Shade At Wales Ahead Of Aviva Qualifier

Jon Walters Throws A Bit Of Shade At Wales Ahead Of Aviva Qualifier
By Gavin Cooney

The countdown is ON.

IT's Ireland/Wales at the Aviva next Friday, in what is probably could be the World Cup qualifier the ground has hosted since it was redeveloped. Ireland have a host of injury concerns ahead of the game, while Wales' problems have cleared up, with Gareth Bale returning for Real Madrid ahead of schedule, meaning he has had plenty of game time under his belt ahead of the visit to Dublin.

Today's newspapers are running plenty of previews of the big game, with the best piece in the Sunday Times, as Paul Rowan sat down with Jon Walters.

It's a fabulous interview, which can be read in full at the Sunday Times' website. 

The outstanding moment comes when Walters is discussing Wales' performance at Euro 2016. While we had a great time ourselves, the Welsh had their version of Italia '90, going all the way to the semi-finals, and returning home as heroes.

Reluctant to allow the sheen to be wiped from the summer too quickly, Wales baked in the afterglow of a successful tournament for quite a while, a process which included the release of a documentary about their journey through the competition entitled Don't Take Me Home.  It's fair to say that Walters is not exactly overwhelmed by the movie:

They got to the semis and made a film about it. Jesus! I don't think we'd be making a film. I haven't seen it and I won't be watching it either. It doesn't interest me one bit.

They did well. They have played the udnerdog card a bit. It's all talk about how a small team who have never done this or never done that, but they have very good players.

Bale, Ramsey: there's two for you. Joe Allen. They have some very savvy players in the team and a lot of experience and they should be doing well, similar to us.

Fair play.

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Although we're not entirely sure we wouldn't be making a movie if we got that far, to be honest.

[Sunday Times]

See Also: Stephen Hunt Reveals He Was Almost Part Of A Swap Deal With Gareth Bale

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