Chris Gunter blasts “joke set up” of Euro 2020

Wales defender Chris Gunter has hit out at the “joke set up” of Euro 2020 after his nation’s departure from the tournament.

Gunter, 31, was part of the squad that reached the semi-finals back in Euro 2016 – and he’s also the most capped Welsh player in the history of the national team with 102 appearances to his name.

Gunter doesn’t hold back

In the wake of his side’s exit from the Euros, Gunter has called out UEFA for the way in which this year’s tournament has been organised.

“So the journey of this month has come to an end. We did not deserve that scoreline but who said life was fair. It hurts like mad, but to be hurting with some of my best mates and best muckas I’ve shared a changing room with for years on years makes it a little easier.” He wrote on Instagram.

“And to share it with a nation who all feel the same makes it even easier. Written off before a bag of air was kicked, 3,000 miles from home. Every nation had fans wherever they went, apart from the 350 who broke government rules and bank accounts to be there, you and us deserved more from this joke set up of a tournament, but who said life was fair.

“Have a cry, but then smile that we were dining at the top table yet again. And smile even more that we’ll be back, and we’ll be the ones with the full stadium belting out our anthem that we all deserve. This country is in safe hands with the squad we have believe me, I’d go to the trenches with every member of this team and staff. Be sad, but be proud, there’s only 3million of us, but we are the fu****g lucky ones, and don’t you know it. Suck it up, keep your chin up, we’ll be alright, trust me on that. Genuinely thank you for all the support and love. See you soon. Gunts”

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Wales, who played in Baku twice before a clash with Italy in Rome, were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Denmark on Saturday night in Amsterdam.

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