Giggs angered by challenge on Chelsea youngster Ampadu

Wales boss Ryan Giggs has criticised Denmark’s Kasper Dolberg for a crude challenge on Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu during their Nations League match.

It saw Ampadu hit the advertising boards before it sparked a melee and prompted Giggs to voice his feelings to Denmark boss Age Hareide.

“I just thought it was a cheap shot,” Giggs said. “You have got a lad just turned 18 who broke his leg when he was 17. It was a late tackle.

“I realise we are not playing tiddlywinks. It is a competitive game, and there are going to be tackles, which is part of the game and I like that.

“But for a young lad who has been injured badly recently, it was a cheap shot. That’s why I reacted, and I was proud of the players how they reacted, protecting a young player, which is how it should be.

“It shows that they care and shows they are not going to be bullied, and I like that in a team.”

Wales, beaten 2-1 by the Danes in Cardiff, now travel to Tirana to face Albania in a friendly on Tuesday.