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Williams Dutch Test A Real Eye Opener

Williams Dutch Test A Real Eye Opener

Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has declared that the 2-0 loss to The Netherlands in Rotterdam on Sunday was the hardest test of his career to date.

Williams has gone from league two football to facing the likes of Real Madrid's Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder within the space of five months and is firmly looking to secure his place in the Welsh international team.

Signing for Swansea City for a club record transfer fee of £400,000 , the former Stockport County player wants to show the big guns of the European game what Wales are capable off. He will get his chance when the World Cup 2010 qualification matches get under way in September. Wales face a up hill battle to secure a place in South Africa in 2010.In a group that includes Russia , Germany and Finland; Williams will certainly face more stern examinations of his credentials.

Admitting all his concentration was needed to keep the Dutch onslaught at bay , the defender has declared the game as a real eye opener.

Williams Told The WM:

''It was a real test for the team and for myself personally - it was the hardest game in my life.It was a real eye opener for me because you know you can't give someone like van Nistelrooy half a second and after the game I was so tired because of the level of concentration needed."

But that will be good for me and the rest of the young lads because that's what we needed.With no disrespect, it's all very good playing and beating sides like Luxembourg and Iceland, but we also have to play top-class teams like Holland and show we can produce.

But I felt it went well for me because I felt a lot fitter than I have in the last couple of games and it will do me the world of good.And, although we lost and we didn't get a lot of possession, on another day we could have even nicked a draw so we shouldn't be too disappointed.'



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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Tuesday June 3 2008
Time: 8:46AM

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did do himself justice over the last two games.
sbrjack
03/06/2008 11:06:00
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Thought he did himself proud. Looking forward to him partnering Monk next season
welshboy78
03/06/2008 21:39:00
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