Chelsea defender Ampadu: Wales will be ready for passionate Turkish support

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Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu says Wales will not be deterred by a hostile crowd against Turkey on Wednesday.

Around 25,000 Turkey supporters are expected to attend Baku's Olympic Stadium for the Group A match.

"Everyone seems to have a home game but us," Ampadu said. "It's good, it's crowd noise.

"We're all looking forward to it, we're all going to love it. It's weird to say but we'll enjoy being booed. It's the atmosphere."

On facing Turkey, Ampadu added that his teammates will not underestimate them despite their convincing loss to Italy on opening day.

"Turkey are here for a reason," he said. "I don't think the result the other day changes our opinion of them.

"They were seen as dark horses for this tournament. That can't change off one result. They had good results coming in.

"We're not really preparing from the result, we're preparing for how they play and what qualities they can show, and how we're going to try and stop that."

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