Wales players to be shown motivational montage of fan messages ahead of Euros last-16 Denmark clash

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Wales players to be shown motivational montage of fan messages ahead of Euros last-16 Denmark clash
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Rob Page is planning to show his Wales squad messages of support from back home ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2020 last-16 clash with Denmark.

Around 16,000 fans will be allowed into the Johan Cruyff Arena for the match in Amsterdam, but there will be hardly any Wales supporters as Holland currently bars non-essential visitors from the UK.

The situation is not new for Wales, who had hardly any of their fans at their group games in Baku and Rome.

Page, however, is determined for his players to understand the support they are getting from back home and is planning to show them a montage of clips from well-wishers ahead of their meeting with the Danes.

“I am really excited about the game tomorrow and the support we’ve had from back home,” said Page.

“As much as it is frustrating for everybody - staff, players, supporters - that they [the fans] can’t be out here to support us, the messages we’ve had, the social media with the kids in school today singing the anthem for us, it is a montage of clips we are going to put together and show the players.

“And we know that come the kick-off tomorrow, all of Wales will be behind us.”

Page is currently in interim charge of Wales after being handed the role earlier this year. Prior to that, the 46-year-old had been Ryan Giggs’ assistant and had been managing at League One and Two level.

Unsurprisingly then, Page admits Saturday’s match is the biggest of his managerial career to date.

“Of course, this is the highlight and pinnacle of my personal career so far as well from a management point of view,” he said.

“It is a challenge at the moment I am enjoying and absolutely relishing. It is made easier when you work with a group of lads and the staff I’ve got with me.”

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