Welsh national team coach Rob Page stressed “pride in the players” after the defeat (0-3) on Monday against England, in the third round match of Group Two of the Qatar World Cup that was held in Doha, which dictated the exclusion of the “dragon” in the group stage, expressing his fears. Of the injury Gareth Bale, the star of the team, who was substituted at half-time, due to injury, revealed in the end.
“Five minutes before the break, Gareth [Bale] I felt pain in my hamstring. But also Joe Allen and Ben Davies were replaced due to injury. It was a great effort for everyone in the group, as you can see: I couldn’t be more proud of this group of players.”
Farewell to the “dragons” Qatar with a draw (1-1) against the United States of America as the best result, and two losses against Iran (0-2) and now England (0-3), but for the country’s coach. For the Welsh side, the real achievement was to qualify for the World Cup finals.
“The challenge now is to show that this did not happen once without an example, before it became habitual. [a qualificação para fases finais de grandes provas]🇧🇷 But this exclusion is still very hard to digest. I think in the first half we were exceptional [0-0 ao intervalo]Thanks to the tremendous effort even without the ball.”
“We could and should have kept better and better possession of the ball, but, I repeat, no derogatory word will ever come out of my mouth towards these ‘boys’: they gave everything in this game! I was a bit disappointed by The second goal, but this is not today to talk about negative matters, ”confirmed the Welsh coach, who had many fans in Qatar.
“My message to everyone is: Don’t be disappointed! Now, we will try to build the future of this team and work in that direction. Qualifying for the final round of the World Cup was an extraordinary achievement. [não o lograva há 64 anos, desde o Mundial da Suécia-1958] From this group of players,” one technician concluded as he surrendered to his team.
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