Should this be Wales' starting line-up at Euro 2016?
As Wales prepare for their first major tournament since 1958, there are still some places up for grabs in the starting 11, particularly after the limp performance in their only warm-up game against Sweden.
As TBR’s countdown to the tournament continues, here we choose our Wales 1-11 for their opening group game against Slovakia on June 11th.
Do you agree with the selections? Let us know in the comments below if you think a different member of the squad should start.
As for any manager, Chris Coleman’s first decision involves formation. In an era when 4-2-3-1 (or similar alternative) dominates the game, Coleman opted for a 5-3-2 in qualifying with remarkable success. Despite some patchy form entering the tournament, there is no reason for Wales to change from their winning formula.
Wayne Hennessey (GK)
Undoubtedly the country’s number 1, Wales fans will be hoping to see the Wayne Hennessey of qualifying and the first half of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign rather than the one who was making mistakes towards the end of the domestic season.
However, Hennessey’s international and Premier League experience is something that the other two goalkeepers in Wales’ squad, Danny Ward and Owain Fon Williams, simply can’t match so, barring injury or colossal loss of form, he’ll remain as number 1 throughout the tournament.
If Wales are to go on a good run at Euro 2016 they’ll need the Crystal Palace shot-stopper at his best because they’ll certainly come under pressure with the plethora of stellar attackers on show.
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