Giggs: Wales can hurt Croatia

Wales can hurt Croatia in their crucial European Qualifier in Cardiff on Sunday, says manager Ryan Giggs, while Gareth Bale believes this is another huge moment for the nation.
 
A Wales win on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football, leaves their Euro 2020 destiny in their hands, with three points taking them to within three of Croatia with a crucial game in hand on the leaders in Group E.
 
Lose and Croatia will seal their passage to next summer's tournament, setting up a straight shootout between Slovakia, Hungary and Wales for that runners-up spot with two games to play.
 

Group E

Group E: As it stands
 
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the clash, manager Giggs is confident Wales have the players to hurt the World Cup finalists, while Bale says this campaign is vital for the future of Welsh football.
 

Giggs: We can hurt Croatia

"It's going to have to be a team effort, concentration, and not just for 70 or 80 minutes but for 90 minutes," said Giggs. "At any time, a lapse will be punished by the best teams.
 
"But they're also going to have to be on their toes as well, because we've got good players that can hurt them.
 
"They've not got many weaknesses. They cause you a lot of problems, so if you let them get into that flow, they are hard to stop.
 
"We want to get in their faces, put them under pressure, rush them, and get the crowd up. We want to make it a good atmosphere. Also, for us to get on the ball, make them run, show our quality as well."
 

Bale: We want to inspire kids

"Everybody knows about Euro 2016, but we don't just want to qualify for one tournament, we want to qualify for multiple tournaments, for World Cups, for Euros.
 
"This is another moment that we want to take the opportunity to do that. We want to make football big in Wales, we want to not just qualify but inspire younger kids to play football to make our national team better in future as well.
 
"[We just need] a little bit of luck. Obviously confidence comes into it. Sometimes it just is like that in football, and it's one of those things you can't think too much about. I feel like goals are coming for the team. If we weren't creating the chances that would be the real worry."
 

Team news

Wales are sweating on the fitness of Aaron Ramsey, who faces a race to recover from the thigh injury that ruled him out of Thursday's draw in Slovakia.
 
If the Juventus midfielder is cleared to play, Giggs could switch his forward options around, with Bale likely to lead the line instead of Kieffer Moore, who the Wales boss confirmed will be assessed after picking up a knock against Slovakia.
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