Ben Davies insists on criticism from Wales manager Ryan Giggs after a painful defeat in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign unfair.

Wales' hopes of reaching the final next summer were severely hampered by their defeats by Croatia and Hungary in four days.

Giggs' team are now six points ahead of Hungary's top flight E, but with a backlog to Slovakia and Croatia.

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Ryan Giggs under pressure after Wales defeated Wales in fourth place in the Euro 2020 qualifying group (Joe Giddens / PA)

Big Old Trafford has been to blame for most Welsh fans, wondering that he has not benefited from the offensive talents of Gareth Bale, David Brooks and Manchester United's new winger, Daniel James.

"I do not think that's fair," Tottenham defender Davies said about the criticism of Giggs after their 1-0 defeat by Hungary in Budapest.

"He has brought in many young players and we are all responsible.

"We have to stick together, there's no time to sip and show with your finger.

"I just did not think it was a very good performance (against Hungary), we did not play as we can."

Giggs has been in charge for 17 months and has won five games, drawn one and lost seven of his thirteen games.

In contrast, former coach Chris Coleman, who was praised as the national hero for leading Wales to the semi-finals of the Euro 2016, had won only four of his first 13 games, and thus made a worse start.

"If I know that this team is one, then we will not just accept our position," said Reading defender Chris Gunter, who won his 95th cap in Budapest.

"We have to collect points pretty quickly, but we still have the opportunity.

"Last season (2018 World Cup qualification) we had to summarize a number of results and we almost made it.

"I think we will come back refreshed after the summer and do better."

Wales returns home to Azerbaijan in September to support the group without a point.

Chris Gunter applauds the fans after the game
Chris Gunter Applauds Fans After the Game (Joe Giddens / PA)

The September games mark the halfway point of the group stage and provide a clearer picture of what Wales needs for qualifying in October and November.

"You always want to be better off, but it's still early," said Gunter.

"Before Hungary was talked about a must-win and the like.

"We did not win but in my opinion we are not out of the group.

"We still have Hungary at home and we have a game in hand, so we know we have some really big games ahead of us."

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