#sports Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey insists Wales are not going to the World Cup to 'make the numbers up'

#sports Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey insists Wales are not going to the World Cup to ‘make the numbers up’

#sports activities Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey insists Wales are not going to the World Cup to ‘make the numbers up’

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‘We are not there to make the numbers up’: Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey insists Wales can produce one in every of the biggest shocks in World Cup historical past by WINNING the event

Wales can ship one in every of the biggest shocks in soccer historical past by profitable the World Cup, insists veteran goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Rob Page has led Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 and solely the second of their historical past. They will face England in the group stage in Qatar, in addition to USA and Iran.

Wales should beat Poland in Cardiff on Saturday to keep in Nations League A of their last recreation earlier than Qatar – however not surprisingly, the gamers have already got one eye on the sport’s biggest competitors.

Wayne Hennessey believes Wales are going to the World Cup to win and not just take part

Wayne Hennessey believes Wales are going to the World Cup to win and not simply participate

‘I know people will say we are the underdogs because it is the first World Cup for this group of players but we are not just there to make the numbers up,’ stated Hennessey.

‘We are going there to win. What is the point of being in it if you are not going to win the whole thing?’ Wales have made speedy strides in current occasions, reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and the final 16 at Euro 2020, in addition to profitable promotion to the prime tier of the Nations League.

Despite Hennessey’s optimism, they are going to be outsiders in Qatar – although they’ve a sensible probability of qualifying from their group and if Gareth Bale finds prime kind, something is feasible.

Wayne Hennessey is expected to compete in Wales' first World Cup campaign since 1958

Wayne Hennessey is predicted to compete in Wales’ first World Cup marketing campaign since 1958

Bale is in line to begin towards Poland regardless of doing so solely twice for brand new membership Los Angeles FC this time period, as he manages his health to guarantee he’s at his greatest in November.

Hennessey added: ‘He is playing regularly and he feels really good, he has a smile on his face and they are treating him very well over there.

‘He did very well when he came on against Belgium on Thursday. Hopefully he has a big game to come and he is ready to roll against Poland.’

Hennessey believes Gareth Bale (pictured) is playing well after his transfer to the MLS

Hennessey believes Gareth Bale (pictured) is enjoying properly after his switch to the MLS

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