Dean Saunders insists Wales have overachieved at Euro 2020, regardless of their final 16 exit by the hands of Denmark.
The Dragons suffered a heavy 4-Zero defeat in opposition to Kasper Hjulmand’s males on Saturday as they didn’t emulate their profitable Euro 2016 run to the semi-finals.
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey didn’t impression the match with Kasper Dolberg (2), Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite inflicting Wales’ heaviest-ever European Championship loss.
Regardless of the disappointing exit, Saunders, who performed 75 occasions for Wales, is adamant Euro 2020 has been a hit for Rob Web page’s males.
He advised talkSPORT: “No one anticipated us to get out of the group. The nation is pleased with the staff, it doesn’t matter what, we received out of the group.
“Danny Ward has been nice, Chris Mepham and Joe Rodon have had a great match, Ben Davies has executed effectively, Bale and Ramsey have been good in opposition to Turkey, Dan James has improved, Kieffer Moore would possibly find yourself within the Premier League due to this.
“Additionally, Joe Allen has had his achilles snapped, he’s again taking part in how he used to play. Little Joe Morrell, who’s in Luton’s reserves, he stood up for himself and performed effectively.
“We received some good outcomes early on, we didn’t should beat Italy to get via, so that you’ve received to say, ‘effectively executed’.
“Jonathan Ford, the chief government, has gone, we’ve misplaced a supervisor [Ryan Giggs], Robert Web page steps in, we’ve received barely any followers within the grounds, the gamers and employees are travelling in every single place.
“Issues have been stacked in opposition to us, so that you’ve received to be pleased with what they’ve executed. We are able to decide holes and say, ‘this was unsuitable, that was unsuitable’.
“Contemplating we’ve received 15 gamers who are usually not taking part in on the highest degree, we’ve executed nice to get out of the group phases, so effectively executed to all of them.”