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Giggs and Williams on Gunter’s record-breaking achievements

Manager and captain on right-back’s Wales career

21 November 2018

Glowing words from all corners for Chris Gunter as he became the leading appearance-maker for the Welsh men’s team on Tuesday evening in Albania.

National team manager Ryan Giggs and skipper Ashley Williams had plenty of commendation for his record-setting feat…

“What a fantastic achievement,” said manager Giggs. 

“To beat Neville Southall’s record, which has been there for so long… and he was a goalkeeper, and they don’t miss many games!

“It just shows the commitment, character and drive of Chris to get this many caps.”

Everton defender Williams – who has 83 caps himself – has shared in much of Gunter’s Welsh adventure and handed over the armband on Tuesday evening as the Royals right-back led out the team.

“It’s an unbelievable achievement and I feel honoured that I’ve been on the journey with him and seen it first-hand,” Williams added.

“He’s an unbelievable professional who has mastered his craft.  He looks after his body and does everything right as an example to the younger players in the squad.

“This achievement isn’t one to be taken lightly and it doesn’t stop here.  I imagine that he’ll break the 100-cap mark.  For any player to do that is amazing.

“To play at a consistent level for a few managers and for all of them to select him – it’s something that the young kids should be looking up to.”

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