Welsh national team manager Chris Coleman claims that the World Cup hopes for the national team hangs in the balance as the prepared to take on Australia in the World Cup 2018 qualification match.
After having drawn the last six games, Wales are either disappointing position. A lot of great things were expected from the national team andColeman especially after the immense success at Euro 2016. Yet, Wales have struggled to assert authority even against teams ranked significantly lower than them in the table.
The absence of Gareth Bale several matches has also hurt the national team quite significantly, as the Real Madrid superstar is one of the important players for the national team. Bale is expected to feature in the game against Austria and this gives a significant boost to Wales.
ManagerColeman says that the national team has to win the remaining qualification matches until October in order to stand any chance of qualification to the World Cup 2018 finals in Russia. As it stands, Wales may even miss out on the potential play-off spot. Wales are trailing group leaders Republic of Ireland by four points. Serbia are also top of the group and there are only four matches left in the qualification campaign.
“I can’t think anything else other than we’re going to Russia. I’m positive. I think we’re in a good place. We need a big result and a big performance in this first game, forget the next three. I’m all in, I’m still manager of Wales. No excuses, let’s go and do the job. It can’t go wrong, it has to go right. I’m not saying if this happens, I’ll do this, or if that happens, I’ll do that. I think we’ll take it to the wire, I really believe that,” said the Welsh national team manager.