Wales manager Chris Coleman was happy with his side’s performance despite their 2-0 World Cup qualifier loss to Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium, the
Belgium’s goals came from Premier League defenders Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen and ensured Marc Wilmots’ side started their Ggroup A qualifying campaign with a victory. Injury-hit Wales were also down to 10 men after James Collins’ reckless lunge saw him sent off after 25 minutes. Coleman’s side were not helped by an injury list that included Craig Bellamy, Joe Allen, Neil Taylor and David Vaughan.
However, Coleman was happy to take the positives from the performance even though he has yet to see his Wales side score under his management. Wales travel to Serbia on Tuesday for their second qualifier and Coleman hopes the performance from the Belgium fixture will carry on into a good result against the Serbians.
Coleman said: “I’m very, very proud of the players first and foremost. One or two questionable decisions went against us to say the least, but the players, to a man I thought, were absolutely magnificent. They dug deep, showed a lot of passion, a lot of organisation.”
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