Ashley Williams says Wales will head to Serbia full of confidence
Last Updated: September 9, 2012 11:45am
Ashley Williams says Wales will head to Serbia in confident mood, despite starting the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 defeat by Belgium.
Goals from Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen earned Belgium the points in Cardiff, but only after Wales defender James Collins had been sent off.
Wales will face another tough test against Serbia on Tuesday, but Swansea City centre-half Williams is feeling optimistic that the team can win in Novi Sad.
"There's no pressure," said Williams.
"We want to win games but we know you don't qualify after the first couple of games. We want to win every game at home and away.
"We've put pressure on ourselves to qualify, we want to qualify. It's not good saying we've had a good campaign but we missed out.
"We'll go to Serbia with a lot of confidence looking to win.
"I think you can see from the last game that we got stuck in and played some good stuff as well.
"We've got good players, we've got match-winners so we are encouraged from this game.
"I think the Welsh public will be proud of our effort too.
"You could see a lot of the players were limping, we ran ourselves into the ground."