Damien Duff believes Wales are setting themselves up 'for a fall' with a series of provocative proclamations ahead of their Euro 2016 derby with neighbours England.

Wales' 2-1 victory over Slovakia, coupled with the Slovaks subsequent win over Russia, has heaped pressure on Roy Hodgson's side after they threw away two points by allowing a late Russian equaliser in their opening match of Group B.

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have been hyping up their chances in recent days, with Bale claiming that none of the English players would make Chris Coleman's starting XI and Ramsey insisting that the Welsh have the better team on paper.

And Republic of Ireland legend Duff fears Wales could be talking their way into trouble in Lens on Thursday afternoon.

"I just hope Wales, and Ramsey and Bale, aren't getting too carried away with themselves," the RTÉ analyst said. 

"They're starting to talk some silly talk, that no player in the England team would get in the Wales team. That's nonsense.

"You're building yourself up for a fall there. I'd like to see less talk and less tweeting and do it on the pitch. 

"Just off the top of my head, am I taking Gunter over Walker? No. Taylor over Rose? No. Edwards over Rooney? No. Ramsey over Alli? No. The list goes on.

"Kane or Robson-Kanu? Ward or Hart? It's endless. 

"I'd take two. [Ashley] Williams is the heartbeat of that team. I know Bale is a galactico and he's the main man, but Williams is the heartbeat. And then Bale. So I'd take two.

"That's a lot different from 11."