Liverpool teenager Neco Williams made an enormous error for Denmark’s second aim as Wales have been thrashed 4-Zero and crashed out of Euro 2020.
The correct-back changed the injured Connor Roberts within the 41st minute of the final 16 conflict with the Dragons already trailing 1-Zero because of Kasper Dolberg’s opener on Saturday.
And Williams is not going to need to see Denmark’s second aim once more.
Denmark broke and Martin Braithwaite’s cross was poorly cleared by Williams and straight into the trail of Dolberg, who drilled the ball previous Danny Ward simply three minutes after the restart.
Wales legend Dean Saunders lamented Williams’ mistake and insisted he would have introduced on the vastly extra skilled Chris Gunter as a substitute.
He informed talkSPORT: “It’s self-inflicted.
“It’s a foul on Kieffer Moore within the build-up, so the aim shouldn’t be awarded, however we’ve bought 4 vs one within the field and Neco Williams.
“It’s an enormous sport for the younger lad, and I don’t need to say it after the occasion, however I might have introduced Chris Gunter on for that purpose.
“He’s a younger lad, he’s panicked and tried to clear it along with his left foot, however he’s hit it straight at Dolberg who’s put it at the back of the online.
“You’ll be able to’t give away objectives like that, it’s simply fundamental defending.
“He may have left the ball, the ball was going completely nowhere, it was going out of play, however he’s operating again in direction of his personal aim, he’s dealing with Danny Ward, the ball’s on his left foot and he’s not cleared it correctly.
“As an alternative of clearing it with a little bit of top and distance he’s simply handed it straight throughout the face of the aim and it’s a present for the striker.”
Denmark bought a deserved third aim two minutes from time when Joakim Maehle lower in from the suitable to smash in his second aim of the event.
And it bought even worse for Wales as Harry Wilson, who was introduced on as a second-half substitute, was harshly proven a purple card for a foul on Maehle, earlier than Denmark added a fourth aim by Braithwaite in stoppage-time.
Regardless of beginning effectively, Wales ended up struggling their greatest ever defeat at a European Championship finals.
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey did not influence the sport as Dolberg curled within the opening aim from simply exterior the field within the 27th minute.
Wales have been lucky to go in at half-time 1-Zero down as Ward made good saves to disclaim Dolberg and Maehle.
The Dragons appeared no completely different within the second-half as they conceded once more by Dolberg because of Williams’ poor clearance.
With Wales failing to create any significant possibilities, Denmark’s two late objectives confirmed their progress into the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.