I have found myself talking about this on more than one occasion in the past couple of years and here I am talking about the national team of Wales again.
Ever since making it to the Euro 2016 semifinals, we have seen the Welsh take steps backwards.
We saw Wales miss out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup and now after three matches played in Euro 2020 qualifying, Wales has one win and two losses and currently sits in the fourth position of Group E.
A 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff is the only positive result thus far. The month of June hasn’t been a good one as Wales lost away from home against Croatia and Hungary.
When referring to the title of this blog, I really do mean it because I am wondering what the problem is with the Welsh national team.
Gareth Bale is still playing for Wales and a lot of players on the roster ply their trade at different levels of the English football pyramid.
Losing away from home against Croatia can’t be viewed as a disaster result. After all, Croatia did make it all the way to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final.
But what about a loss to Hungary? Am I being a little harsh towards the Hungarians?
I don’t like going out of my way to not give full credit to certain national teams, but I feel that the jury is still out on Hungary.
The Hungarians seem good enough to challenge for one of the top two spots in the group, but Wales must get it together because there is too much talent on the roster.
Wale has not been impressive thus far and it will take a lot of hard work and tough victories to book an automatic qualifying spot to Euro 2020.
The bottom line is that Gareth Bale can’t everything on his own and will need someone else to step up and score a big goal.