O’Neill Wants Players To Rekindle Spirit Of Italy Win Vs Wales

We started with a bite about us in possession, so for the lads who were on yellows to come out with no further damage was a big plus.


Ireland might expect a win against Moldova at home, which would set up a deciding game against Wales on Monday.

Wales host Republic of Ireland on Monday night in the final World Cup 2018 qualifier that will determine which team are confirmed on the plane to Russian Federation.

Should Serbia slip up at home to Georgia, Wales and Ireland could qualify automatically as group winners if they win at Cardiff City Stadium.

Long added: “We were expected to win and they sat in as we expected them to do and tried to hit you on the break”.

Wales beat Georgia 1-0 away without injured star Gareth Bale on Friday to keep alive its chances of qualifying automatically for next year’s World Cup in Russian Federation.

“If we don’t take care of our own business, it does not matter”, said Gunter, who is set to earn his 83rd cap to move within two of Gary Speed’s Wales outfield record of 85. That’s what makes it exciting.

“As I mentioned earlier, those early goals, on a night like this when tension can be pretty high and you have to win a game, it was nice”. Do what we are good at.

Ireland and Wales face each other on Monday in a game that will determine which team will not be qualifying for the World Cup, a game in which Wales will be without their talisman Bale due to injury.

“But Gareth Bale is a world-class player and of course, he’s a major threat”. “Especially the ones that have been around a while”. After a disappointing performance against Georgia, Martin O’Neill may feel Glenn Whelan’s time as a regular starter has come to an end.

Despite his tender years, Ben Woodburn’s dream impact off the bench in the last two games, scoring the victor against Austria and then setting up the opener in Moldova, will surely put him in line for his first start.

“At first we didn’t look into it but then gradually a few photos got together and it was bad, so we just thought we may as well keep it the same. That’s a lazy comment from someone that tactically doesn’t know much about football”.

“He is making a good recovery now, but I think that when he’s ready, he will get back to the form he showed both for club and country, and it would be nice if by the time he is back that he has got something to cheer on the global level”. It was unfortunate with Seamus, a terrible situation for Seamus mainly.

“There’ll be no mention of that from us, though, and there’ll be no mention of Georgia either from us, it’s all about this one now”. At that time, Ireland 1: 3 and the chance did not leave the national team of Moldova. Obviously, playing in the World Cup will be an adventurous experience for Tom Lawrence and even the Wales team.

Hoolahan was once again Ireland’s most creative player on the pitch and I would hope that O’Neill substituting him when he did means he has plans to use him against Wales this evening.

Gareth Southgate could use the Three Lions’ final group game as an opportunity to experiment. But not until then.

Coleman said: “We were composed when we needed to be. We have to focus on ourselves and not get distracted by anyone else”.


“We’re halfway there and it’s going to be a hard test going to Wales to win, but we’ve got the squad to do it”. The last three matches in Cardiff have all ended in draws.

Bale, Wales facing defining week in World Cup qualifying