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The Gibraltar U21 National Team return to action soon as they continue their UEFA U21 EURO Qualifiers, this time with a home double header.

Competing in Group E, Gibraltar will host Wales on November 12 at 19:00 before facing Netherlands on November 15 at 14:00 at the Victoria Stadium. 

Last time out in October, our U21 National Team faced an away double header against Bulgaria, where they lost 5-0, and against Moldova, where an 83rd minute goal saw the Moldovans claim a tight 1-0 victory.

The 20-man Gibraltar U21 squad is: 

Bradley AVELLANO, Tyronne AVELLANO, Luke BAUTISTA, Dylan BORGE, Evan DE HARO, Ayoub EL HMIDI, Craig GALLIANO, Mitchell GIBSON, Adam GRACIA, Jaylan HANKINS, Liam JESSOP, Shay JONES, Ethan LLAMBIAS, Christian LOPEZ, Sean MONTOVIO, James PARKINSON, Louis PARRAL, Dylan PEACOCK, Nicholas POZO and Michael RUIZ.

 

 

U21 Head Coach, David Ochello, said: "I think in the last matches we showed that with hard work, faith and dedication, at certain points we can compete and achieve what, I believe, are respectable score lines."

"If you take the Bulgaria game, we went into half-time 4-0 down and as soon as we started the second half, we had a man sent off but we still managed to only concede one goal with 10 men."

"Those who watched the Moldova game saw that we managed to compete and we were very unfortunate not to come back with a draw, we conceded a goal very late on."

"We have to focus on our own game. Yes we do take into account different factors from our opponents but we still have to keep working on our foundations."

"Up next we have Netherlands and Wales. Netherlands we were drawn against last campaign as well so we know what sort of football and players they are capable of producing. Right now they are leading the group comfortably with Switzerland so there is no denying their quality.

"Wales are also a very strong opponent, but they come having lost their last two against Netherlands and Moldova."

"For us, the fact that we play on our home turf, avoiding the hassle of traveling and giving our players the chance to perform in front of the home crowd is definitely an advantage."  

"These players need to be supported, they need to feel that Gibraltar stands behind them, especially when competing against these footballing giants, so I hope we get a good turnout."

"We’ve played four out of our ten group games and I can proudly say that we are making progress. Very little steps, but definitely in the right direction."