World Cup 2022 qualifying: Wales to assault Estonia ‘from first minute’

Robert Web page has taken cost of 16 Wales video games within the continued absence of supervisor Ryan Giggs
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Wales have vowed to go all-out in assault in Monday’s World Cup qualifier away towards Estonia to keep away from a repeat of final month’s goalless draw.

With computerized qualification all however not possible, the play-offs are Wales’ solely lifelike hope of creating it to Qatar subsequent yr.

Wales are third in Group E, trailing second-placed Czech Republic on purpose distinction, however with a sport in hand.

“We have to go for it from the primary minute,” mentioned supervisor Robert Web page.

“The gamers you may see on the pitch will likely be all the way down to what we did on the again finish of the sport [in Friday’s 2-2 draw] towards the Czech Republic. You will see our intent.

“You will see we’ll have gamers on the pitch that may get us targets.”

Solely group winners qualify robotically and, with an eight-point lead, solely the unlikeliest sequence of outcomes can cease leaders Belgium from ending first.

Wales are already successfully assured a play-off place due to their success within the Nations League, however ending second on this World Cup qualifying group may safe a extra beneficial attract that knockout stage.

Wales’ draw with the Czech Republic in Prague was an exhilarating encounter through which the guests missed a number of probabilities to attain a winner.

“We may very well be sat right here with six factors [from the past two games] and as a substitute we have got two and that is irritating,” mentioned Web page, whose aspect had been held to a disappointing goalless draw by Estonia in September’s reverse fixture.

“There’s at all times room for enchancment. We have given ourselves an opportunity, it is in our fingers.”

Workforce information

Wales haven’t any new harm issues following their attract Prague.

They continue to be with out captain Gareth Bale, Ben Davies, David Brooks, Tom Lockyer and Rhys Norrington-Davies on account of harm and sickness.

Full-back Connor Roberts and attacking midfielder Harry Wilson may very well be difficult for a begin towards Estonia after impressing from the bench towards the Czechs.

“I do not suppose [there will be] too many surprises with staff choice, the way in which we completed and the way sturdy we had been towards the Czechs,” Web page added.

“The probabilities we had after we dominated the sport, we’ll issue that in.

“We have set the bar excessive now and we have now to match these requirements sport in, sport out.”

Estonia will likely be with out 17-goal striker Henri Anier and midfielder Vladislav Kreida as each collected second event yellow playing cards in Friday’s 2-0 win over Belarus.

Skilled defender Sander Puri is once more sidelined.

Match stats

  • Wales have by no means misplaced towards Estonia in three earlier conferences, although they drew 0-0 with them in September’s reverse fixture on this marketing campaign.
  • Estonia have by no means led towards Wales in three earlier video games towards them, scoring simply as soon as, a Martin Reim penalty in a 2-1 defeat in Might 1994.
  • Wales have solely picked up two wins from their previous 10 video games in all competitions (drawing 5 and shedding three), though they’re unbeaten of their previous three on the highway.
  • Wales have solely misplaced twice of their previous 17 World Cup qualifiers, towards Republic of Eire in October 2017 and Belgium in March 2021.
  • Danny Ward’s personal purpose towards the Czech Republic on Friday was the primary by a Wales participant since June 2019, when James Lawrence put the ball in his personal internet towards Croatia in a European Championship qualifier.
  • Aaron Ramsey has been instantly concerned in eight targets in his final 11 qualifying matches for Wales, scoring six instances whereas offering an extra two assists.
  • Daniel James scored for the primary time in eight appearances for Wales in Prague on Friday, together with his earlier purpose for the nationwide staff additionally coming towards Czech Republic in March.
  • James’ purpose was additionally the primary of his 5 for Wales to be scored away from Cardiff Metropolis Stadium, whereas solely Kieffer Moore (six) has scored extra targets for Wales since James made his debut in November 2018.

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