Wales Boss Chris Coleman Wants To Build On ‘Dream’ Euro 2016 Run

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Wales manager Chris Coleman has urged his side to get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start as they look to build on their Euro 2016 heroics.
Wales reached the semifinals in France, losing to Portugal, and Coleman said there would be a “desperation” for them to do well again.
Wales face Moldova in Cardiff on Monday evening and the manager warned that they could not afford to relax.
“What happened at the European Championships was way beyond mine or any of our dreams,” he said.
“The experience was incredible. I couldn’t describe the feeling, especially when we came home.
“If you are a manager at a club and things are going well, it’s a great feeling because you’ve got the whole city behind you.
“If you’re manager of your country and it’s going well, you’ve got a whole nation behind you — a whole nation proud of you.
“Every result we get is massive, just as important as the last one. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing against.

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“It’s all about accumulating enough points to get us where we need to be.”
Coleman was part of the Wales team that lost 3-2 to Moldova in 1994, only a few years after the country had established its independence following the break-up of the old Soviet Union.
And he said he would take nothing for granted on Monday, adding: “Moldova lost eight of their games in the Euro 2016 qualifiers so their record in terms of wins or the world rankings is not great.
“But they don’t concede many goals, they lose 1-0 or 2-1 and are always in the game.
“They are physical and aggressive and well organised. If we think we can roll up and it will go our way and be over by 60 minutes, it may not be.
“People will look at us differently now. Teams will come here and be happy with a point when maybe that wasn’t the case before. It’s a different challenge, a good one. How do we handle it?
Wales are without injured pair Aaron Ramsey and Jonathan Williams on Monday.

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