Andy King tips Ben Woodburn to have big future with Wales

Andy King tips Ben Woodburn to have big future with Wales

Andy King tips Ben Woodburn to have big future with Wales

The Republic went into the Serbia game with seven members of the starting line-up on yellow cards and ended it with two of them - Brady and McClean - suspended for Moldova's visit to the Aviva Stadium. It's theirs to lose. You have to fancy Serbia but we have to try and get second. Absolutely, no problem at all. But as they have wilted - the Republic have won none of their last four qualifiers - Slavoljub Muslin's men have not and in the shape of Branislav Ivanovic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nemanja Matic, Filip Kostic, Dusan Tadic and Aleksandar Mitrovic, they boast a combination of experience and quality which has proved hugely effective. 50 per cent is done.

"Hopefully, our luck will turn a little bit in the next few games and hopefully I'll go back to the club, get a few more minutes on the pitch and bring that form in".

They visit Georgia next on 6 October and host the Irish three days later in a potentially decisive match.

The teenager struck a stunning victor in Wales' 1-0 defeat of Austria before helping overcome a stubborn Moldova, supplying the cross for Hal Robson-Kanu to break the deadlock in a 2-0 victory.

That Cardiff clash could decide second spot and qualification for the November play-offs, although the runner-up with the worst record from the nine groups will miss out.

"That is the aim now". Still, very exciting for us and everything to play for... we have to be better in our all-round play though.

"Even though he might be able to handle it he's still developing, getting bigger and stronger, so we've got to be careful how we use him".

Ben Woodburn
Andy King tips Ben Woodburn to have big future with Wales

Coleman admitted it was a "scary" night in Chisinau as Wales had to wait until 10 minutes from time to make the breakthrough.

It was the highly-rated teen Ben Woodburn that scored the important goal, not long after coming off the bench to make his debut.

Ben Woodburn made his worldwide debut for Wales in Cardiff on Saturday night against Austria, coming on as a substitute with 20 minutes to go.

The Liverpool forward is all hustle and bustle, quick and creative, and his thrusting run into the Moldovan penalty area opened up their defence and gave Robson-Kanu the space to head home the all-important goal.

Chris Coleman's side travelled to Moldova tonight knowing they really had to win to keep the heat on group leaders Ireland and Serbia, who also met in Dublin this evening.

"He needs another huge pat on the back for someone so young".

Bale and Co must show their ruthless streak again and keep their foot on the gas all the way to Russian Federation.

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