Alarm frontman and rock legend Mike Peters says Welsh choir will trump Turks

Rock legend Mike Peters has backed Wales fans to drown out their Turkish rivals in Baku on Wednesday despite being outnumbered 60-1.

The Alarm frontman has penned his country’s official Euro 2020 song, “The Red Wall of Cymru”.

And he believes the 500 fans in Azerbaijan will roar Wales to victory.

He said: “Wales is the land of song and when the Welsh people get together and sing our voices are massive.”

Mike, from North Wales, said the supporters inspired the team in the draw against Sweden last Saturday.

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Wales fans celebrate in song
Wales fans celebrate in song

“When the players were 1-0 down you heard the fans start singing the national anthem.

“I thought ‘wow, the fans really are playing their part here’.

“And then we got the equaliser and I think the team raised their game, they could here the fans singing.

“It must be incredible to be a player on the pitch and feel that uplift from the fans.”

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He says the reaction to “The Red Wall of Cymru” has been overwhelming.

“It seems to have touched everyone in Wales” he said.

Mike hopes Wales will triumph on Wednesday.

“It is going be tight. It is going to take a special moment from Gareth Bale. He has not scored for a while but I think we are going to get a superstar performance from him.”

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Turkey are expected to have up 30,000 supporters in the stadium.

But in Baku Nick Gartside vowed: “Us Welsh fans will have to sing a lot louder to drown them out!”

And Nicholas Mark Jones added: “I’m quietly confident we can win 2-0.”

The players have been boosted by the arrival of 500 Welsh cakes sent from Cardiff to their camp.

An insider said: “The boys just love ‘em. It tastes like home.”



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