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Joe Allen insists Wales now have MORE flair than Euro 2016 squad

Wales midfielder Joe Allen insists Rob Page’s Euro 2020 squad has MORE flair than the side that reached the semi-finals in France five years ago

Joe Allen believes that the Wales squad for this European Championship has more flair than the group which completed a glorious run to the semi-finals five years ago.

Chris Coleman’s side in France effectively picked itself and brought a blend of defensive rigour and counter-attacking verve, which devastated Belgium in the quarter-final.

But manager Rob Page has an abundance of young flair players, including Harry Wilson, Daniel James and Neco Williams, as well as different potential formations.

Joe Allen thinks this Wales squad have more flair in their ranks than they did at Euro 2016

‘I think it has (more flair),’ Allen said. ‘Technically, throughout the squad, there is a bit more flair, a bit more creativity and a few more attacking dimensions.

‘We have players with pace, we have players who can find a pass and can create things out of nothing.

‘As older players in the group, we don’t want to harp on about years gone by too much. We’ve done that, trust me, over the past five years. We’ve talked about it enough.’ 

Chris Coleman's side made a glorious run to the semi-finals and beat Belgium en route in 2016

Chris Coleman’s side made a glorious run to the semi-finals and beat Belgium en route in 2016

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