World Cup Qualifying: Wales Boss Chris Coleman Dismisses Marcel Koller Jibe
Chris Coleman has released claims by Austria supervisor Marcel Koller that Wales were “fortunate” to achieve the European Championship semi-finals.
The Wales supervisor said his side made the last four in France since they were “a great group”.
He additionally had an evident burrow at Koller by asserting a great deal of groups went into Euro 2016 with huge notorieties yet “couldn’t deal with the weight”.
Ridges and Austria meet in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Vienna on Thursday
Wales beat Slovakia and Russia in the gathering phases of Euro 2016 to qualify in front of England for the last 16.
They then beat Northern Ireland 1-0 and Belgium 3-1, preceding losing 2-0 to possible champs Portugal.
Interestingly, Austria endured a baffling competition, going out in the gathering stages in spite of winning nine and drawing one of 10 qualifying recreations.
They lost to Hungary and Iceland as they completed base of their pool, however they dealt with a goalless draw with Portugal.
“Wales were exceptionally fortunate now and again,” said Koller. “Amid the Euros, they were fortunate that a match did not turn in another heading.
“I imagine that helped the Welsh group get a better than average bit of self-assurance.”
Wales, positioned tenth on the planet by Fifa, are top seeds in their 2018 World Cup qualifying bunch, with Austria, positioned 26th, seeded second.
At the point when the groups last met in 2013, Gareth Bale scored one objective and made another as Wales won 2-1 in a benevolent at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.
The Real Madrid forward now has 24 objectives in 62 appearances for his nation – and Austria will give careful consideration in Vienna.
“We saw amid the Euros he can win recreations all alone,” Koller said.
“We won’t just have stand out player pursuing him, we will have a few players in close region to exasperate him at the earliest opportunity.”