Wales national team manager Chris Coleman has said that he is confident of qualifying for the Euro 2016 despite the group stage. Wales have not made it into a major tournament for several years now. They once again failed to reach the World Cup 2014, but the expansion of the number of teams for the upcoming Euro 2016 has given them a lot of hope. A maximum of three teams can qualify from group for this major competition. Wales have been placed alongside the likes of Belgium, Israel, and Cyprus.
The national team has been improving in quality over the last few years. And the presence of superstar Gareth Bale has also given them a huge impetus. Bale is now the most expensive player in the world after his £ 85 million move to Real Madrid in the summer. Since taking over from Gary Speed in 2012, the former Fulham manager has come under a lot of criticism for the inconsistent results. The form has been improving in recent times and they have gone for matches unbeaten in all competitions. 24 teams will be qualifying for the Euro 2016 that will take place in France. Coleman has expressed his confidence that the team will finally be able to reach a major tournament.
"I believe we'll do it this time. I don't say that flippantly. We're in a tough group but I think we've got a good bunch of players. We've got the nucleus of a very good team but it's having them together more. You're never going to have them in every game - we just need them for more than what we've had. If we do that then we've got a real good chance. We just need them together more often and if we do that,” said the manager.