Wales look to Aaron Ramsey for inspiration in crunch visit to Georgia | Stuart James

Chris Coleman is relishing the challenge presented in the first of two World Cup matches that could see them edge closer to qualifying for Russia 2018

As Chris Coleman talked about his team’s World Cup hopes being “on a knife-edge” and described an awkward game in Georgia as “all or nothing” for his players, the Wales manager reflected on the mounting pressure that goes with the territory at this stage of a qualification campaign and said he would not want it any other way.

Wales, with two matches remaining, are right in the mix for a place at the World Cup finals – something that has not been said since 1993, when Paul Bodin’s penalty thudded against a crossbar in a qualifier against Romania at the Cardiff Arms Park. From slow starts to false dawns and meaningless matches, the disappointments have been numerous for Wales over the years, which is why Coleman wants his players to relish the make-or-break scenario facing them against Georgia on Friday night and the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

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Chris Coleman is relishing the challenge presented in the first of two World Cup matches that could see them edge closer to qualifying for Russia 2018As Chris Coleman talked about his team’s World Cup hopes being “on a knife-edge” and described an awkward game in Georgia as “all or nothing” for his players, the Wales manager reflected on the mounting pressure that goes with the territory at this stage of a qualification campaign and said he would not want it any other way.Wales, with two matches remaining, are right in the mix for a place at the World Cup finals – something that has not been said since 1993, when Paul Bodin’s penalty thudded against a crossbar in a qualifier against Romania at the Cardiff Arms Park. From slow starts to false dawns and meaningless matches, the disappointments have been numerous for Wales over the years, which is why Coleman wants his players to relish the make-or-break scenario facing them against Georgia on Friday night and the Republic of Ireland on Monday. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/05/wales-aaron-ramsey-georgia-chris-coleman-russia-2018

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