Taylor: Portugal would have preferred Belgium

Neil Taylor believes that Wales' quarter final performance against Belgium will have Portugal concerned ahead of the two sides' showdown in the final four.

Chris Coleman's became the first-ever Wales team to progress beyond the quarter final stages of an international tournament when they trounced Belgium 3-1 on Friday night.

"It's just not sinking in, the euphoria, but when we see pictures of back home, I don't know, it could be a Bank Holiday or something," the 27-year-old told reporters after the match. "There will be a lot of people taking sick days.

"It's unbelievable. Like I say: Until we get back home we probably don't realise what we have done here but there is a lot of emotion in that changing room at the moment.

"It's obvious to say now that we have the belief that we can beat anybody. We have always said that. We're not lying when we say these things. And tonight I think we deserved the win, I don't think we nicked it, I don't even think it was like the game in Cardiff when we beat them 1-0 and were hanging on for long periods," he said, referring to his side's narrow victory in the tournament qualifiers.

"I think here we were pretty assured and to win 3-1 I think is unbelievable. Portugal probably before the game would have thought 'I hope we get Wales and not Belgium' but hopefully looking at the game they will think differently now," he concluded.

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