Ex-Man Utd striker Hughes: No longer little Wales

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Former Wales coach Mark Hughes was full of pride after their win in Turkey last night.

Hughes was watching on from the BBC studio as Wales worked tirelessly in Baku in immense heat, and managed to keep a Turkey side at bay courtesy of goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts.

"We're not little Wales, we're backing up everything with ability, we're a nation to be feared in my view," said the former Manchester United and Chelsea striker at the final whistle.

"I think when you've experienced one [a tournament] like 2016, it filters through. A lot of people in Wales need to clear their diaries for the next three weeks.

"They did OK against Switzerland but today they were magnificent. I think we were more than comfortable in the game, everything Turkey tried was cleared, tracked, saw people out and they got despondent and ran out of ideas.

"Wales look comfortable with each other as a group, you always expect it as a squad, it is always about the crest rather than the name on the back of the shirt."

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