Wales fans rage at Rob Page's comments ahead of South Korea friendly

Wales take on South Korea tomorrow followed by a trip to Latvia on Monday Credit: PA images

Wales fans have been angered by Rob Page saying he'd "rather not play" their upcoming friendly match against South Korea.

The match is taking place at the Cardiff City stadium which is expected to be in front of a well-below capacity crowd.

Page's comments were in response to a question about focusing on their European Qualifier game against Latvia on Monday 11th September.

On their travels Wales will be hoping to try and get their Euro 2024 campaign back on track after taking just four points from their opening four games.

Rob Page's side currently sit fourth in Group D with Monday's opponents being the only team with fewer points.

Speaking ahead of the clash against South Korea, Page said: "I'd rather not play it, I would, to be completely honest with you.

"We've had a couple injuries anyway. The most important game for me is Monday.

"It's about getting [the players] off the pitch unscathed and then getting them ready for that big game on Monday."

But the comments from Cymru's boss have anger fans who have taken to X (formally Twitter) to vent their frustration.

One fan wrote: "Glad I haven’t bothered to get a ticket. What not to say, oh dear oh dear Page."

While one fan added: "He seems to be an expert at saying the wrong things. Management aside, it's these sort of things which are turning fans on him."

Some took to social media to voice their anger over the price of admission for the match with South Korea, given it is a game with less importance than upcoming fixtures.

One fan said: "I bet those paying £28 a ticket will appreciate those comments…."

Another said: "Glad we’ve all paid £28 for a friendly that the manager doesn’t even want to play."

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