After the stalemate against Albania, Ben Davies believes Wales have a lot of work to do.
After being held 0-0 by Albania in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game, Wales’ Ben Davies said his side had a lot of work to do.
After losing 3-0 against France on Wednesday, Wales drew a blank in front of goal for the second game in a row.
On June 12, the Dragons face Switzerland in Baku to begin their European Championship campaign.
“There are lots of things to work on after that game,” said Tottenham defender Davies, who led Wales until the final 20 minutes with Gareth Bale on the bench.
“We had a strategy, but it didn’t work out as planned.
“There’s a lot to work on this week, but I’d rather things go wrong in this game than in the tournament,” says the coach.
“I don’t believe there is any panic, but this does highlight a few areas where we need to improve.
This week has a lot of work ahead of it, but I’d rather things go wrong in this game than in the tournament.
“We’ll work on it this week and prepare for the upcoming important games.”
Interim manager Robert Page went with a system that featured Aaron Ramsey in the false nine position and David Brooks and Tyler Roberts out wide.
However, until a second-half change of system and the inclusion of Kieffer Moore and Bale to their assault, Wales were unable to put any pressure on the Albanian defense.
Moore, who has started only two of Page’s eight games in charge, and Neco Williams both came close in the closing moments, but Wales were unable to produce a winner.
Davies, who hasn’t played since March 18 due to a calf injury, added, “Any systems we can play are choices.”
“In the second half, when we were considerably more dominant, it was fairly evident.
“It’s a different kind of play. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility that the manner we played in the first half will succeed against someone else.
“It’s another clean sheet, and I expected the second half to be even better. (This is a brief piece.)