Hal Robson-Kanu: Wales hero's grandfather tells ITV News of his immense pride

The grandfather of Welsh hero Hal Robson-Kanu has told ITV News of his immense pride at his grandson's match-winning performance.

Reverend Ian Leonard Robson, 84, said he and his wife Elizabeth jumped for joy when Robson-Kanu put Wales 2-1 up against Belgium with a superb finish.

His goal helped Wales make history as they qualified for the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time.

“We’re immensely proud,” Reverend Robson said.

Robson-Kanu scores his sublime goal. Credit: Reuters

“We didn’t exactly hit the ceiling when he scored but everyone jumped up - I think I regained 25 years youth."

Reverend Robson described his grandson as a "lovely boy", who is "athletic, enthusiastic and determined".

"One of those professionals who is first on and last off the training field."

He said he would congratulate him on the phone later on Saturday.

Wales can take a step closer to Euro 2016 glory by beating Portugal in Wednesday's semi-final.

Robson-Kanu celebrates with his team mates. Credit: Reuters
Robson-Kanu celebrates with Gareth Bale. Credit: Reuters
Robson-Kanu and Neil Taylor celebrate at the final whistle. Credit: Reuters