Wales' Ben Davies in action with Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty
Tottenham defender Ben Davies has revealed what flashed through his mind in Wales' quarter final win over Belgium, in an interview with the Spurs website.
He and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey both received yellow cards, which would rob them of appearing in Wales' most high profile match in the country's history.
Davies' caution came early in the game, meaning he had a long way to go before he would even know if Wales would make it to the next stage.
“I didn’t dwell on it too much at the time,” Davies told the Tottenham site after the match.
“My full focus was on trying to win the game and getting through to the next round.
Sweden's Berg and Wales Davies during the friendly soccer match Sweden v Wales at the Friends Arena in Stockholm
“It’s obviously disappointing not to be involved now and two yellows in five games seems a bit harsh but I have to take it. That’s football. That’s life. Hopefully the lads will do the job.”
It is an admirable attitude from the former Swansea man, both during the game and in relation to his teammates, and is part of a confidence that has almost certainly played a part in Wales' progress through the competition.
Davies is one of only two remaining Spurs players still involved at the European Championships, with the club having one of the highest number of participants at the beginning of the tournament.
Tottenham's Ben Davies and Monaco's Nabil Dirar
Featuring in a central defensive role he has scarcely appeared in for his club sides, it is likely that West Ham defender James Collins will now come in the match against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.
As Wales sent Belgium packing, and with England's disappointing exit against Iceland, it is only the former Swansea man and France and Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris, who is set to face Germany the day after Davies and co tackle Portugal, that remain.
With it possible that the two players will come up against each other should each country dispatch their opponents in the semis, it could well be that the next time Davies takes the pitch he will be facing his club skipper.
Slovakia's Martin Skrtel in action with Wales' Ben Davies