Wales manager Chris Coleman believes Gareth Bale embodies the spirit of your side still unbeaten in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying following the Real Madrid forward produced an essential injury-time goal-line clearance in Brussels.
Group B favourites Belgium were unable to penetrate their organised and resilient visitors as Wales extended their unbeaten start in the section to four games that has a hard-fought goalless draw in the King Baudouin Stadium. Wales was the target of huge pressure at times against opponents ranked fourth on this planet and Belgium defender Nicolas Lombaerts struck a post in the first half. But Belgium looked as if they could find a method through in six minutes of stoppage time until Bale popped up in defence in order to an attempt journey line.
"Baley's won us games before and after the action the questions are about him," Coleman said. "But when you need him in the other end on the pitch he's saving one by himself line. He's grown to be a leader and this comes with in stadiums and playing when in front of 50-60,000 people. He's used to that spotlight and pressure also it helps other players to keep calm therein situation."
Bale only had infrequent sights of goal, twice testing Thibaut Courtois for free-kicks and firing narrowly wide from the second half, as Wales knew they might be pushed back by way of Belgium side who had Eden Hazard pulling their creative strings. Hazard was obviously a constant method to obtain danger throughout but Wales dug in make it a return of eight points from four games and boost their probabilities of qualifying for just a first major tournament since 1958 FIFA World Cup?.
"Should you go through the average of teams who qualify they get 1.8 points per game and now we take presctiption the right track," Coleman said. "We're nearly halfway through the group now and we're inside, it isn't really a fluke after four games and we've played two of the best teams in Belgium and Bosnia. Belgium took us seriously and teams have to take us seriously because we have been seriously interested in qualifying on this campaign. Could the pressure is on us and also the other teams will likely be chasing us down with six games to experiment with. But we're balanced and now we know there are many working hard for being done."