Gareth Bale has revealed that he was so confident of Wales doing well in the European Championships that he booked his holidays for June 11th - the day after the final.
Wales have unexpectedly managed to reach the semi-finals of Euro2016 against all odds and many feel that Chris Coleman's brave side have the chance to go all the way.
While the exploits of the Welsh side have surprised many, star man Bale has gone on to reveal that he fully anticipated his side doing well in the competition and added that he only booked his holidays for after the competition concludes.
The Real Madrid star told talkSPORT: "I fully believed that we could do something at this championship and that is why I booked my holiday for 11 July – the day after the final.
"Look at the fairytales of Greece and Denmark [at Euro 1992 and 2004] and you think: 'Why can't we do it?'
"We grew up as a team in qualifying, and we really learned a lot from our first two games here against Slovakia and England. We were a bit tentative against Slovakia and the England defeat was disappointing.
"We didn't play our own game and we got sucked into it all a bit. Since then, we have really progressed and got a lot more confident. We have believed more and more as we have got the results."