Chris Coleman, Wales manager:
It's a great result and a wonderful performance. That's whats good [about these players] when they come to the national team - their mind is set on other things and they do the jobs like always. There is talk about Real and critics, but here [Gareth Bale] shone and gave everything.
It's a tough country to come to, but we kept composed and dominated the game, not giving the referee any problems. We are not an easy 90 minutes no more - we are on the right road and I think we can do it. I think Israel haven't expected us to play with this formation, and that aggressively, so we caught them in a place we wanted. They thought we would defend throughout the game but we surprised them.
I'm proud of our fans, lots of them came and they will come as long as they see a bunch of guys on the field that are committed to the game. I think Israel have still their chances to get to France, Belgium have to be aware of them, and don't think of them as an easy match.
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