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Wales Players Have No Regrets About That Video Celebrating England's Humiliation

Wales Players Have No Regrets About That Video Celebrating England's Humiliation
By PJ Browne
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Nice became the latest graveyard of English hopes on Monday night. At the Stade de Nice, the gravediggers took an unexpected guise - that of the Icelandic football team.

Very few gave the tournament's smallest nation (and their 'small mentality') a chance against Sterling, Sturridge and the rest.

What they didn't account for was the Icelandic Rory Delap and Joe Hart having wrist too weak to flip a coin.


At the final whistle, watching the game with interest ahead of their quarter-final with Belgium on Friday was the Wales squad. Their elation as the minnow's victory was unrestrained. It was also - thanks to this social media age - a celebration into which we were allowed an unexpected view.


At a press conference today, Wales fullback Chris Gunter defended his and his teammate's celebrations.

It wasn't about the English defeat, it was about the Icelandic victory.


It may be easy to see it as being slightly over the top, but it wasn’t meant to be that way.

If you asked the squad as a whole, from a selfish point of view we’re proud to be last Home Nations team left in the tournament. We've come a fair way and football has a funny manner of bringing out your emotions.

But it wasn’t meant to be over the top. It certainly wasn’t meant to come out that way, more a case that it's fantastic to see a team written off before the tournament started have reached the quarter-finals.

If you look at Iceland's journey, they didn’t sneak into the tournament, they are here on merit through a tough qualifying group.

They are not here to make up the numbers. A lot of the talk will be about the team they beat and not many will focus on what Iceland did really well.

It's a bit similar to us, a smaller country doing well and it's fantastic for football. Everyone enjoys an underdog doing well, like with Leicester winning the Premier League."

[Wales Online]

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