Ashley Williams insists Chris Coleman is still the right man to lead Wales
Ashley Williams backed Wales manager Chris Coleman insisting he is still the right man to lead Wales.
Last Updated: 24/03/13 2:00pm
Before their win over Scotland on Friday, the Dragons had just one win out of their four Group A matches, and Coleman was under increasing pressure before the Hampden tie.
But following the 2-1 victory Williams believes the doubters should be silenced ahead of Tuesday's Liberty Stadium meeting with Croatia.
The Wales captain said: "The manager was spot on against Scotland. He made good substitutions and got all the big calls right.
"There has been criticism of him but not from anyone who matters. People have just been talking for talking's sake.
"We are not concerned about it and the lads are behind him. We enjoy playing for him, we enjoy the camps, we enjoy the training.
"Against Scotland you saw that he knows what he is doing."
With a 2-1 win in the absence of Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale, Williams praised his side's performance.
He said: "It was a very important win for us. We need the points and there was a little bit extra riding on the game because it was against one of the Home Nations. It was massive.
"But we showed we can cope without Gareth. He dug in at Hampden and gave it a go but you could see he wasn't himself. He tried for 45 minutes but it wasn't right.
"But after that we came through and no one can say we are a one-man team.
"We were a goal down and came out for the second half without him. But we got the result and everyone played their part."
Williams added: "That's the best I've seen from a Wales team. That is us at our best. That is how we want to play.
"We kept the ball well and didn't let Scotland settle on it. We won it back early and that is what we are supposed to do.
"We dropped off a bit towards the end of the half and they scored but in the second we controlled it pretty well.
"If we can play like we did for the first 25 minutes for a full game, we'll be a match for anyone."