England boss Hodgson ready to beat Bale and Wales on the pitch with world watching

“We can’t worry about upsetting the opposition, whoever they are,” said Coleman. “And we can’t be afraid to give our opinions. Whatever the lads think, that’s up to them.

“It was always going to turn into this: he said this, he said that. It’s about what happens on the pitch. All that other stuff is irrelevant. We don’t go into mind games.

“Let’s just get down to business tomorrow. This is small talk. It means nothing to me.”

Coleman said before December’s draw that he did not want to be paired with England, because of everything that surrounds the two neighbours playing each other.

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