Reports are out claiming that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has received a lot of flak on social media because of his new hairstyle.
The 26-year-old’s decision to bleach his hair has also drawn comparisons to the members of the Romanian team from the 1998 World Cup.
However, he insists that the likes of Dan Petrescu and Gheorghe Hagi were not the inspiration behind the change.
He said: “There’s no significance to it – I just fancied a change. I have been contemplating it for a while and just thought, ‘Yeah, why not?’.”
“It was a bit of a shock to some of my team-mates.
“But a lot of them are saying they are having it now. I have had a bit of that [about the Romanians] but I don’t look at those things on social media.
“I want to make an impression on the field. That is my main target, to help Wales get out of the group stages, and then see where we go from there.
“It was one of the biggest targets in my career to help Wales to a major championship and I’ve finally achieved that.
“For me personally I’ve played in some big games, but everybody’s eyes will be on this tournament.
“I want to show that I’m more than capable of standing up and proving I can play at this level.”