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Match winner Bale hails Welsh pride

Gareth Bale spoke of his pride in scoring for Wales – and hailed the country's travelling support – after his pair of goals took Chris Coleman's side to a 2-1 Group B win in Andorra.

Match winner Bale hails Welsh pride
Match winner Bale hails Welsh pride ©UEFA.com

Gareth Bale, Wales forward
We knew their game plan would be to frustrate us from the word go and we had to be patient; thankfully we were. It came after a little bit of a bad start, but things like that happen. We showed true character in the squad to come back and get the three points. We showed the confidence in our own ability on the pitch to carry on and keep plugging away, keep passing, keep playing the way know how to play football, and in the end it paid off and we got the vital three points.

The biggest honour you can have is to score for your country and to see the fans turn out like that at an away game is special. I don't think many countries would do that, and it was a great atmosphere even though it was an away game.

I'm just proud to score for my country and get us off to a good start. We know every game is going to be like a final, we are going to go into every game knowing we have to give our all to be able to qualify. We have got one ticked off our list and we have got nine more to go.

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