Ballon d'Or Winner
❹ 4 YEARS ❹
I can’t really comment too much about the under 18s because I’ve not seen them play live since before the pandemic, but I do know that today‘s team is a lot younger than normal - Crew and Mpadi were playing for Wales Under 16s last month. This would be really good win if they can complete the job.Hi Bob. You're very knowledgeable about our youth set up. Have we been recruiting better or is it just a case of the youngsters being invigorated by seeing their peers make the first team? Or has the coaching/management improved?
I think you’re right about the fact that players can see a clear pathway to the first team is helping things at the age group levels. However, I think it was nineteen players we had selected in various Wales age group squads recently and I can’t ever remember us having that many before - if all of this suggests an improvement in things like recruitment and coaching, then I’d say these originated a few years ago.