The Arsenal midfielder told the FA of Wales' official website: "This is a great opportunity for us to show what we can do and how far we've come over the last few years. This is one of the best opportunities we'll get to qualify, so there is a lot of belief in the squad.
"It's always nice to see a full stadium, and as players that's what you want to be playing in front of and in return showing them what you can do. I'm sure that, if we get off to a good start, we'll see that.
"The preparation this week has been spot on. "e need to be spot on. It's vital that in these competitions that you get off to a good start. That's what we'll be looking to do and hopefully get those first three points."
Wales will also face Belgium, Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus in their qualifying group.