Coleman Remains Proud Of Wales Despite Draw

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Chris Coleman has stated he is proud of the display from his Wales side, regardless of the goalless draw against Republic of Ireland.

Neil Taylor was shown a straight red for a lunging tackle on Seamus Coleman, that led to the defender being stretchered off.

The draw leaves Wales third on the table for the world cup qualifying, four points behind joint leaders Republic of Ireland and Serbia.

“It was a typical British derby,” Coleman told Sky Sports. “I thought 11 v 11 we really controlled the game and weren’t really in any trouble. We were the team who looked like we were going to create something and score.

“The red changed everything. We are in their backyard and they are very strong and the crowd are fantastic.

“We were up against it for 20-25 minutes but I am proud of the players. They battled through and dug in. We had to show a different side of our game, from controlling it and passing the ball we had to go to a defensive game and see it out which we did.

“I know where we are in the group, but there are still five games to play. I can’t look at our players and say you need to give us more. A bit of luck here and there, and a bit more quality in the final third, and the result would have been different.”



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