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Williams - It is a massive honour

Midfielder on Wales Call-Up

26 August 2021

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Town Midfielder Jonny Williams has spoken of his pride about being called up by Wales for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

It was announced earlier this week that Williams had been included in Rob Page's 27-man squad for the friendly against Finland and the two World Cup Qualifiers with Belarus and Estonia.

Having won 28 caps for Wales, as well as representing his country at two major tournaments, Williams is an experienced member of the current Welsh set-up, but he still feels a huge sense of pride at being called-up by his country.

"It is a great honour and it always has been, ever since I was first selected when I was 17," Williams told swindontownfc.co.uk.

"It is still a massive honour for myself being called up by my country, and we've got some tough games after the friendly.

"We've got a chance to achieve something that hasn't been achieved by Wales in a very long time, so it is exciting to still be a part of this group.

"I thought we did really well in the summer to get out of the group in the first place, and I'm excited to see the boys again.

"We're looking ahead to the World Cup."

And Williams is also excited to see some familiar faces and build on the team spirit that was constructed during EURO 2020 back in the summer.

"The six weeks during the EURO's, there was a great atmosphere within the group and that's similar to what we had in 2016 when we were together win, loss or draw," Williams continued. 

"We had a laugh at the right times and then focussed when we needed to focus.

"I'm really looking forward to it, I've spent a lot of time with these boys, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and then focussing on the games ahead."


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