Wales manager Chris Coleman admits he was relieved to secure his first win as national boss
Chris Coleman admitted he was relieved to get his first win as Wales boss under his belt after they beat Scotland 2-1.
Last Updated: 13/10/12 2:02pm
Wales fell behind at the City of Cardiff Stadium to a James Morrison goal before Gareth Bale struck twice in the final 10 minutes to earn their first points in World Cup qualifying Group A.
Coleman saw his side beaten 2-0 by Belgium and 6-1 by Serbia in their first two qualifying games but buoyed by success against the Scots, he is already looking ahead to their trip to Croatia on Tuesday.
"Every time I win as a manager, I don't celebrate - I'm relieved. That is how we all think, any manager I talk to," said Coleman.
"It's great that that is my first victory after I lost two friendlies and two qualifiers, and in the last one, took a hiding. It is my first time tasting success as an international manager.
"We have to go to Croatia and that is the next task. I won't be thinking about the Scotland game or patting myself on the back .
"I'll be thinking 'right, what do we have to do on Tuesday - can we get a result in Croatia against a good team?'
"So the word is relief, because every game that goes past where you don't win, for international managers it is not like you have games every week, so you have to make the most of it. We did that against Scotland."