Jun 30, 2016

    Joy not over England's loss but underdogs' win: Gunter


    WALES insist they have no regrets about the leaked video which showed them celebrating on Monday night as England were knocked out of Euro 2016.

    The footage, filmed inside the team hotel as the squad and staff watched England's defeat to Iceland, shows the Wales camp jumping up and down just after the final whistle in Nice.

    The clip has prompted criticism in some quarters, and comes less than a fortnight after the sides met in Group B, a game which England won 2-1.

    But defenders Chris Gunter and Neil Taylor both claim the scenes were not joy at England going out to leave Wales as the last British nation in the tournament, but delight at seeing fellow underdogs reach the last eight.

    When asked if the Wales camp were embarrassed or regretted their actions, Reading full-back Gunter said: "No, I think it may be easy to see it as being slightly over the top but it certainly wasn't meant to be that way.

    "No one's talked about Iceland, another team who were written off before a ball was kicked and now they've reached the quarter-finals. It is fantastic for the tournament that Iceland are still in there."