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Speed targets Montenegro example

02 Sep 2011 10:00:32

Speed targets Montenegro example

Gary Speed believes his Wales side can learn a lot from the team ethic of Montenegro as the two teams prepare to meet in Friday's Euro 2012 Group G qualifier at Cardiff City Stadium.

Montenegro are the lowest seeded side in the group, but currently lie level on points with leaders England after a series of impressive results. Wales on the other hand are adrift at the foot of the standings having suffered four defeats from their four games to date.

Speed said: "You can say they have been a surprise package but with the way European football is now internationally, if you look at the results there are no easy games. Everyone is organised and everyone is tough to beat and Montenegro are exactly that."

He added: "When you watch their games it is no surprise to see where they are in the group so we are under no illusions that it will be a tough game.

"They work hard for each other and if we are going to be successful that is what we have got to do. We can't afford to be individuals out there. We have got to be a team.

"If we do miss one or two players it can't affect us like it has done in the past. That's why keeping the squad together and having the same people in the squad is very, very important.

"Some players will sometimes be missing and that's when it's important for other players to come in and know their jobs.

"So in that respect it is massively important for us to look at them and take them as an example."


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