Bale faces challenge to breach N.Ireland defence-Lafferty

The manager of Northern Ireland begs to differ. “I don’t think it is bad to think we can win it”, he said.

“I’m just loving it. It’s been the best experience”. The defeats against Poland and Germany weren’t exactly pretty but the whole new tournaments begins now, and out of all sides they could’ve faced here, Northern Ireland will probably be happy to face Wales.

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“I think in previous games and qualification games the players have dealt with top, top players”.

Wales will be facing Northern Ireland on Saturday in the European football championship pre-quarterfinals as both teams look for a historical achievement to ensure the presence of a British team in the last eight.

Injury time included, Wales have trailed for only 2 minutes and 31 seconds in total over their first three games at EURO 2016.

“We can fight all day long”, said Coleman.

“Wales go into the cup tie as favourites I’d imagine as they won their group, but that position suits us and more importantly we feel we’re in a good position to qualify”. We’ll upset a few teams.

It would extremely surprising, but not exactly the shock of the week, if Wales were not to get past Northern Ireland today.

“So we can’t be thinking or talking about anything but this next challenge”.

Gareth Bale is 27 years old and must be near the peak of his considerable football powers.

“We also had it in the opening game with Robert Lewandowski. These days are to enjoy”.

Neither Williams nor Coleman disclosed how – or if – they voted by post. If this game, or any others in the Euro 2016 tournament, interests you, here is what you need to know. “It hasn’t come into my formation in any way”, he joked when asked if the referendum result had affected concentration in the camp. “I personally made an error”, he admitted.

Both Coleman and his Northern Ireland counterpart Michael O’Neill have choices to make up front.

He was more relaxed when it was his turn to answer the Bale question.

Both countries have produced football greats, but Northern Ireland’s George Best and Wales’s Ryan Giggs were condemned to the same fate of shining for Manchester United but never gracing a major worldwide tournament.

“We recognise the size of the task tomorrow night”. We were 112th [sic] in the world at one stage.

Manager Chris Coleman has highlighted Northern Ireland’s threat from set-pieces, an area in which Wales have been vulnerable. All they are to us is the opposition and they are playing in different coloured jerseys. That is what Gareth Bale, the Wales forward, said at a press conference in Dinard yesterday – “a very British type of game”, conjuring images of a battle of attrition, blood and thunder. There will be wild celebrations at one end, perhaps tears at the other, and then they will mingle on the streets of Paris once more.

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