James: Euro 2016 drove me on to be here

Unlike five years ago, the Dragons will not have their supporters in the stadium when the game gets under way in Amsterdam this evening due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in the UK.

With the rules different for people travelling from Denmark, there will be a strong Danish contingent inside the Johan Cruyff Arena come kick-off but James says Wales will not be fazed by that, as they have already overcome something similar in this tournament by beating Turkey in front of a largely partisan crowd of over 30,000 in Baku earlier this month.

“It’s obviously gutting not to have fans in a tournament like this,” our winger said in a separate interview with Sky Sports.

“The fans that came out to Rome and Baku are absolutely brilliant, especially when they’ve got to go home and quarantine.

”We can’t make any excuses for the fans not being here. It’s something that’s been normal for the last year-and-a-half now, so it is something all the players are used to.

“It’s something we can’t go into the game thinking about. We know they’re supporting from home, just like the other games.

”There may be more Danish fans there than Welsh fans, but it’s just like the Turkey game really and we won’t let that faze us.“


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