Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Wales have nothing to lose, says Gary Speed

Gary Speed
Gary Speed

New Wales boss Gary Speed believes his players will be in a “no-lose” position when they resume their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign against England in March.

The Millennium Stadium clash will be Speed's second game in charge of Wales following a Carling Nations Cup appointment with the Republic of Ireland on February 8.

Although Wales currently prop up Group G, 10 points behind leaders Montenegro after suffering three successive defeats, Speed has no intention of throwing in the towel.

“We want to consistently compete on an international basis,” said Speed, who quit as Sheffield United manager after just three months in charge.

“We haven't had the best start to the group, and all the pressure will be on them (England), as such. It's a no-lose situation and it is something which could really kickstart us.”

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