Date:Thursday March 26 2009
Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy says Wales don't deserve to be playing at Cardiff's Millenium Stadium, and should play at a smaller venue like the Liberty.
The Welsh national side struggle to fill a quarter of the Millenium Stadium and Bellamy says it would be better to play in front of a capacity crowd at the Liberty Stadium:
'It can be a little bit demoralising to play there in front of so many empty seats,'
'We want the opposition to be intimidated, not just think 'Oh this is a great ground to play at'. They can't be intimidated when there are 15,000 to 20,000 inside a 75,000-seater arena.
'At the moment we don't deserve the Millennium Stadium, if I'm honest. We need smaller venues to build things up again.
I'm Cardiff through and through and to play at our national stadium is great. But I think a smaller ground like the Liberty would be a fitting venue for us. We would fill it out and the pitch is brilliant.'
So far only 15,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's game at home to Finland.
The Liberty Stadium has never staged a meaningful Welsh international but Wales have played there for friendly matches.
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Date:Thursday March 26 2009
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