WALES READY TO MAKE WAVES

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Neil Tay­lor has warned Bel­gium that Wales can hurt them just like they did in Cardiff a year ago.

The two ad­ver­saries will be meet­ing for the fifth time since the start of 2012, at the quar­ter-fi­nal stage of Euro 2016, with Wales los­ing just one of those games.

In their most re­cent meet­ing in June 2015, Gareth Bale scored the only goal of the game to de­cide a Euro 2016 qual­i­fier.

“On paper they are an un­be­liev­able team,” said Wales de­fender Tay­lor ahead of Fri­day’s last-eight clash in Lille [kick-off at 11pm UAE time]

“They could put two teams out who are able to com­pete at these Euros, they have had a blessed gen­er­a­tion of play­ers com­ing through. Teams like that can force you to be de­fen­sive.

“They move the ball so well, the type of play­ers they have got, you have to re­spect them oth­er­wise they can blow you away com­pletely.

“You have to show them re­spect they have earned from be­ing good play­ers and a good team, but we also know that we can hurt them.

“We have got our ways of hurt­ing teams but, first and fore­most, we must try not to con­cede.”

Tay­lor also in­sists that the bond be­tween Wales play­ers and sup­port­ers gives them hope of caus­ing an up­set.

“We have really fed off each other which has been great,” he added.

“We feel that we are at one with our fans. I'd love to have been a fan at this tour­na­ment watch­ing.”

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