LIVERPOOL FC midfielder Joe Allen is determined to ensure Wales build on their morale-boosting 2-1 triumph over Scotland when they face Croatia in a World Cup qualifier in Osijek tomorrow night.
Two late goals from Gareth Bale ensured a first win in five matches for boss Chris Coleman as Allen helped Wales bounce back from last month's 6-1 thrashing in Serbia.
Victory lifted them to fourth place in Group A and Allen wants Wales to now crank up the pressure on pace-setters Belgium and Croatia.
“We didn’t get the start we were looking for and we have ground to make up,” he said.
“But the group is wide open and the fact there are a few quality teams means people will take points off each other.
“Hopefully we can use the Scotland performance and result to build on our position in the group.
“We’re thinking about getting points on the board and we’ve got another massive game ahead of us against a tough nation away from home..
“Let’s hope the confidence we take from the Scotland game can help us get something out there.
“It was a massive win for the manager. We, as players, spoke about how our performance wasn’t good enough in Serbia.
“People may have questioned the desire of the players, but that was never the case. We showed that against Scotland, how much the game meant for us to play for our country and get those three points.
“We’re fully behind the manager and the performance speaks volumes of our faith in him.”