Chris Gunter hits out at the pressure put on Wales boss Chris Coleman
Wales defender Chris Gunter admits the pressure placed on Chris Coleman before the win over Scotland was 'a disgrace'.
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Last Updated: 15/10/12 3:30pm
Friday's World Cup qualifier in Cardiff was billed as a must-win game for Coleman and his opposite number Craig Levein after poor starts to their qualifying campaigns.
Gunter insists Coleman has the full backing of the squad and that he deserves a lot of praise for their comeback win against Scotland.
"For people to say he needed the win to keep his job is a disgrace really," Gunter told the Daily Telegraph. "You can speak to all the players and see the effort they put in to see that it's completely wrong.
"If there has been any pressure on the manager I think it's ridiculous with what he has had to come into. It's just not nice to see.
"He deserves as much credit as anyone for the preparation this week. We go out onto the pitch and perform and we let a lot of people down last month in Serbia, including him.
"But we've come back and hopefully that's the start of turning the corner.
"He came out and said he was going to do things more his way and there's no right or wrong way. But from our point of view we are just delighted to win and in the changing room after the game there were great scenes and everyone is together. It meant an awful lot to us all."
Wales captain Ashley Williams hopes the victory over Scotland will ease the pressure on Coleman, admitting the players had let him down in their previous two qualifiers.
"I think that should ease the pressure on the manager," noted Williams. "Since he's come in he's been brilliant for us and I don't think he's done anything wrong.
"It's been tough for him. There have been tough games. I do think we let him down before and we wanted to beat Scotland for him.
"It's not one of those cliches, we really did want to win for him. Hopefully this will ease the pressure on him now."