Scott Williams happy for Wales to win ugly in Paris
WALES are desperate to break their eight-match losing streak, with Scott Williams citing Chelsea’s Champions League victory as an example of the ends justifying the means.
The Blues defied the odds and won ugly in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in last May’s European final, beating Bayern Munich on the Germans’ home patch.
Williams underlined how vital it is for Wales to stop the rot when they head to face France looking for a first win in Paris since 2005.
The centre, one of the heroes of last season’s Grand Slam after scoring a memorable winning try at Twickeham, believes both sides will be chomping at the bit on Saturday.
Both sides got their Six Nations campaigns off to a disastrous start, Wales losing 30-22 at home to Ireland on Saturday before France bombed 23-18 to Italy in Rome on Sunday.
“I’m sure they will be fired up but, saying that, we will be as well,” the 22-year-old said.
“So I’m sure it’s going to be a very good game on the weekend.
“We’ve got a lot of things to put right and I’m sure they have as well – we are desperate to get a win now.”
The Scarlets man, who has won 16 caps, stressed coming out on top is what it is all about.
“That’s all we need to do really is just get a win under our belt I think and I’m sure anything can happen in this competition then,” he said.
“No one really remembers how you win the game. It’s if you won it or not really.
“You don’t ask how Chelsea won the Champions League. We just need to get a win. It doesn’t matter how we get it.”
Williams revealed Wales will plan to attack at the Stade de France this weekend against a side who looked a bit ragged at times against Italy.
“I think we need to play open rugby. In the second half in Rome on the weekend, France gave up a bit,” he said.
“They looked as if their legs had gone. Fair play to Italy, they kept going at them.
“It just goes to show there are no pushovers in this competition. Everyone is competing for the top.”