Sam Vokes retains Euro 2020 hope


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Wales striker Sam Vokes insists they can still qualify for Euro 2020 despite two damaging defeats.

The Dragons lost in Croatia and in Hungary this month to now sit fourth in Group E – six points behind leaders Hungary although they do have a game in hand.

Slovakia and Croatia are three points clear of Wales and Vokes is well aware they face a huge battle to reach the tournament proper next summer, but he believes they can still secure a place at Euro 2020.

“We’ve got an uphill task for the rest of the group, but it’s still doable – 100 per cent,” said Vokes.

“Realistically, we probably have to win all of our games now. But you’ve seen this group, everyone beats each other.

“The last two games we’ve had are probably the toughest in the group and it’s obviously disappointing not to get anything from them.

“But we’ve got these teams back in Cardiff now and we’ll look to get something there. We’ve got Azerbaijan at home next in September and that will be huge for us.”

Vokes will now turn his attentions to pre-season with his club Stoke, who will be looking to secure promotion from the Championship next year after failing to mount a challenge last term.

Stoke are 13.00 to win the Championship outright next season and 4.50 for promotion.

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