Wales’ all time leading scorer, Ian Rush and ex-French defender, Marcel Desailly believe that the first game is crucial in Wales’ Euro 2016 campaign.
Ian Rush said: “If you don’t lose the first game you’re in with a chance.”
Marcel Desailly, urges the team to show their confidence against Slovakia: “Like every competition your first game allows you to have confidence, and confidence is the key.”
Wales will face Slovakia in their opening Euro 2016 match live on S4C this Saturday, 11 June at 5:00.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.