Wales will be without star midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Wales will be without star midfielder Aaron Ramsey for the upcoming international friendly matches against the likes of Netherlands.

Manager Chris Coleman says this is a great opportunity for the team to test its quality without key names. Ramsey and Gareth Bale have been the two big players for Wales. Their presence has contributed to the team performing exceptionally well and reaching the Euro 2016 well ahead of schedule. Playing at this major tournament will be a major boost for the national team and they will be hoping to capitalise on the benefit of the future generation.

Doing well at the Euro 2016 will provide a lot of motivation to the young and upcoming players according to Coleman. The manager, meanwhile, is wary of putting too much pressure on the likes of Ramsey and Bale. Both players have been injury prone in recent years and this means that the team cannot entirely trust on them during the Euro 2016. Since they will not be part of every game Wales play at this tournament, the team has to come up with something special when they are not available. The upcoming friendly against Netherlands will be a great test if they can do so.

The national team does not have any scheduled friendly matches after this game. Next year the World Cup qualification rounds begin.“What if we got to the second game in France next summer and for instance Aaron had been sent off and Gareth was injured? Well don’t wish that on us.Quite obviously we always want Gareth and Aaron fit and available, but the nature of the game means we will always have these sort of situations,” said Coleman. Ramsey has been out with an injury suffered in the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich last month. He has not played any football since then.