Wales is set to take on Portugal on Wednesday at a semi final fixture at the Euro 2016 tournament in France after getting past Belgium 3-1. On the other hand, Portugal defeated Poland 5-3 at the quarter finals to book a place at the next stage.

The Portuguese team have been rather silent on their chances except superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who claims he is one step closer to winning a major tournament for his country. A lot of Wales’ players who have been riding on their newly found confidence after defeating a star-studded Belgium side. They have been saying they can replicate the past fairytales of Denmark in 1992 and the Greece shocker in 2004, when Portugal hosted.

They believe they can go all the way as well. The recent victory of Leicester City in the English Premier League, where many of them play in, adds credence to their dream of achieving an unexpected success. The team’s talisman in Gareth Bale insists that they can repeat the fairytale by winning the continental tournament.

He added that he was enjoying his reduced summer holiday since unlike other editions, he wasn’t getting mocked for his longer holidays when others were on international duty. He claimed he was happy they were playing in a major tournament and exceeding expectations. The player, who suffered from a few injuries this year whilst in action for Real Madrid, brought his physiotherapist to work alongside the medical staff at the tournament as he wanted someone with prior knowledge to quickly fix any problem that might arise during the course of the games.

The coach Chris Coleman has dismissed talks of fear ahead of the game. He said fear was overrated and that the team was confident that they would do the Welsh fans proud. He dismissed links to the vacant position of England head coach as he was fully focused on his current job.

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