Wales boss Rob Page has revealed that there is a lot more to come from his side as they fell to a late defeat against the Netherlands for the second time in a week. Their three defeats in the Nations League will be overshadowed by their qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The recent defeat leaves them bottom of the group and in danger of relegation from the top tier.

“We’re all disappointed down there, of course, we are, we hate losing games of football. But I’m going to focus on the positives and we build on that,” Wales boss Rob Page said. “It’s been crazy, the boys need to get their boots off now and have a break.  It hasn’t helped because we had the final in among four tough games against top-class opposition, but the demand is so high. We haven’t got the luxury of being able to rotate 11 players like the Netherlands have, but I couldn’t be more proud of us as a group. Our leveler is our team spirit, there’s more to come, believe me.”

“It’s hard to take but I’d rather this happen now and we address it than it happens at the World Cup. We have to use these Nations League games to improve and get better. It’s just the finer details we need to iron out. If we can do that it will put us in a good place for the World Cup,” Wales captain Gareth Bale said. “Having gone through this experience will hold us in good stead for future games. We have to be ruthless enough to see games out. I don’t think it was naivety tonight, we made Holland play route-one football, they went direct then and we didn’t win the first header. But that’s the learning curve for us, lessons are learned.”

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