Ethan Ampadu: Painful World Cup experience taught Wales valuable lessons.

Ethan Ampadu believes Wales are on track for Euro 2024 qualification after learning from their World Cup disappointment in Qatar. Dampened by a lackluster performance and no wins, Wales came at the bottom of their group with one goal in three matches. However, they have got off to a good start in the European Championship qualifying round, gaining four points from two games in Group D.

The Welsh team drew 1-1 with World Cup semi-finalists Croatia, and then beat Latvia in their home turf on Tuesday. Ethan Ampadu is thrilled with the positive start the team made in their campaign and believes that they have come a long way since the World Cup disappointment. Ampadu says, “We’ve learned from it and hopefully we’re showing that.”

Following their first two games, Wales’ hopes of qualification are higher, as Turkey has suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Croatia. With Croatia being favorites and expected to top the group, Turkey is expected to be Wales’ main rivals for the second automatic qualifying place for Germany 2024.

Ampadu, the versatile Chelsea defender currently on loan at Italian club Spezia, leading the Welsh team, says, “We don’t want to look too far ahead, everyone’s got their club games and hard work now before we meet up again in the summer.”

Wales’ next qualifier is at home to Armenia on June 16 ahead of a trip to Turkey three days later. Sign up for Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter to get the latest insights on the Welsh team’s performance and other football news.

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