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Watch: Robert Page gives emotional post-match interview

16 Oct 2023 2 minute read
Robert Page chokes up in post-match interview following Wales’ 2-1 victory against Croatia (Credit: S4C)

All week Robert Page has fielded questions about his future.

After a losing record that hung like a millstone around his neck he badly needed a win to answer his critics and silence those that have this week provided unhelpful comments which have clearly shaken the management and the playing squad.

Whatever the view from the fans about Page, and paper talk about Roy Keane being courted as a possible replacement for the Wales boss, one thing is abundantly clear after tonight’s sensational win over Croatia – and that is the players and the coaching staff are all squarely behind the manager.

Whether you think he’s the right man to lead Wales in the future is open for debate and will be until this qualifying group is done, but there can’t be any denying that Page loves his job and there can be no prouder Welshman.

That emotion threatened to spill over in his post-match interview with Sioned Dafydd for S4C.

When the reporter told Page that the players really wanted to play for him, he choked up before replying: “That’s never been in doubt.”

He added: “Actions speak louder than words. I’m sick and tired of talking about my future, let’s talk about this team. I get emotional because I’m so proud of them.”

Harry Wilson reinforced the fact that the team were all behind Page and hit out at the ‘noise’ that has been surrounding this camp.

READ MORE: Harry Wilson double gives Wales big win over Croatia to boost qualification hopes

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6 months ago

Well done Wales! Proud of the team.. My first love is rugby but I always cheer on Wales when they play international football. Today the result brought back some joy to the darkness which is currently Welsh sport. We were on fire in the first half, especially Harry Wilson with his brace of goals. And yes it got nail biting at times when unfortunately Kieffer Moore’s back header landed on the head of a Croat player to score, but thankfully lady luck was on our side which has given us a chance to qualify so long as we at least… Read more »

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