Wales captain Ashley Williams and manager Chris Coleman have both praised the supporters who turned out in their numbers on Friday night against Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of tonight's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Cyprus.
"The crowd against Bosnia was as good as anything I have ever experienced," said Williams. "I think the fans realised that we did everything that we could to win the match. They know we were disappointed to only get the draw. I think we have come a long way as a group of players and if we can carry-on against Cyprus then we will be in a good place. We have to take each game as it comes. We know that a draw against Bosnia means that it is essential that we get the three points against Cyprus. Their win against Bosnia in the opening match means that they can’t be underestimated, so we will have to be at our best once again."
Williams' sentiments were echoed by Coleman. "They (the fans) got us over the line on Friday and we need that help again on Monday. It’s not a good night to be playing a game for those travelling from the North, but the whole team really appreciated the strength of support."
Wales manager Chris Coleman admits his squad is down to the "bare bones" after Jonathan Williams became the latest player to withdraw from the Wales squad ahead of Monday's qualifier against Cyprus with an injury sustained against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Friday's 0-0 draw.
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