Daniel James revealed that it is gutting that there will be no Wales fans for their Round of 16 clashes against Denmark. Wales fans have been banned from entering Amsterdam, the venue for their Round of 16 clashes at Euro 2020. The UK is not on the list of Netherlands-safe countries. Denmark is also not present on the list but an exemption is made for European Union residents along with the need to quarantine. Denmark fans that don’t want to quarantine have to spend less than 12 hours in the city.
“It’s obviously gutting not to have fans in a tournament like this,” Wales winger Daniel James said. “It’s something I’ve not been involved in before and listening to the stories of Euro 2016 and watching the games, it was absolutely brilliant to see fans there.”
“We can’t make any excuses for the fans not being here. It’s something that’s been normal for the last year and a half now, so it is something all the players are used to,” he added. “It’s something we can’t go into the game thinking about. We know they’re supporting from home, just like the other games. There may be more Danish fans there than Welsh fans, but it’s just like the Turkey game really and we won’t let that faze us.”
James is adamant that Denmark will have their full focus on the game despite the emotional journey in the tournament so far. Denmark captain Christian Eriksen had suffered cardiac arrest during their first game and had to be resuscitated on the pitch. despite losing their first game to Finland. Denmark beat Russia 4-1 in their final group game to make it to the round of 16 to qualify to have the superior goal difference.