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Joe Allen praises Gareth Bale’s goal

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Gareth Bale headed in Wales’ winner goal with just six minutes of play left against Azerbaijan, and that goal will be very important says Allen.

Wales national team midfielder Joe Allen is delighted after his team defeated Azerbaijan in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers on Friday.

And he has praised the work of Gareth Bale, whose goal was responsible for the victory.

“Maybe it’s the swing in terms of momentum, and that little bit of luck as well,” said Allen to the BBC.

“Look at the campaign we qualified in and we rode our luck at times. Hopefully, it’s a good sign of what’s to come.”

“Who knows what we will need [to qualify]. The summer was a big blow to our chances,” he said.

“We have never had that doubt that we can still qualify as long as we up things and improve. It wasn’t free-flowing football or a comfortable win, but we got the three points and that’s the main thing.”

“This good result will help us going to Slovakia, and we are trying to focus on doing our job right,” he commented.

“If we can win our home games and go on the road and get the results we need, then that will be enough.”

“The lads haven’t performed to their best, but they have delivered for him,” added the Stoke City midfielder.

“You need reminders in different ways and we were certainly given that. Hopefully, this can be that little bit of momentum we can take forward now.”