Wales captain Aaron Ramsey has called for his national team colleagues to believe they can beat Serbia in their World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday, Wales
The Arsenal midfielder added that he feels it is important the players quickly get past the disappointment of losing at home to Belgium on Friday, insisting that the performance was good enough even though the result was not, and that a repeat would cause an upset at Serbia.
Ramsey said: “The first game has gone now, we can’t dwell on what’s happened. If we can show something similar to what we did against Belgium before circumstances changed then it will give us the potential to get a great result.”
The circumstances to which Ramsey refers are the decisions of the team of officials, who the Wales camp – Ramsey included – believe were in error when they awarded Belgium the free-kick from which the visitors scored the game’s clinching second goal.
Wales also had centre-back James Collins sent off mid-way through the first-half, with the West Ham defender shown a straight red card for a challenge on Guillaume Gillet. It was Collins’ first Wales appearance since 2011.
Manager Chris Coleman has however been handed some good news, as Joe Allen appears to have shaken off the illness that forced him out of the match with Belgium. The Liverpool midfielder withdrew from the game shortly before kick-off but Wales Online reports that Allen is in contention for the match in Novi Sad.
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