Joe Allen speaks out after Wales’ Euro 2016 semi-final heartache

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Joe Allen has urged Wales boss Chris Coleman to stay on as manager in the aftermath of their semi-final heartache against Portugal yesterday.

Allen, who was one of the standout players of the tournament, said he believed Coleman was vital in ensuring this summer’s campaign did not become a “one off”.

“He’s brilliant,” said Allen.

“He makes sure every box is ticked before going on the pitch. The biggest testament you can give to him is everyone loves playing for him. We give absolutely everything for him as manager.

“It’s hard not to feel sad and disappointed to get knocked out but, of course, the message is clear. It’s been a huge success story for Welsh football and I’m honoured to be a part of it.

“We have to use this experience as a springboard. We don’t want this to be a one off for Welsh football. We want this to be what inspires us to do it again and again.” (via Express)

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Wales will next see action when their World Cup 2018 qualifiers kick off against Moldova in Cardiff on 5th September.

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