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Chris seeks repeat

Posted on 14 October 2008  - 12:00

Chris Gunter is relishing the role of underdog as Wales travel to Germany in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

Chris seeks repeat

Chris Gunter is relishing the role of underdog as Wales travel to Germany in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

The defender is with fellow Spur Gareth Bale in the Welsh squad preparing for the Group Four match at Borussia Moenchengladbach's Borussia Park Stadium.

Wales have so far won their home matches against Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein and arguably deserved a point in Russia and it will come as no surprise that they face a German side top of the group after they beat Russia on Saturday.

However, Chris is confident Wales can repeat their performance from last November when they earned a goalless draw against the Germans in a European Championship qualifier in Frankfurt.

"We expect to have to defend well and that Germany will have periods of pressure," Chris told us exclusively from Germany. "But we're also confident that we can create opportunities and when we do, we'll have to take them.

"I'm sure we'll take belief from our performance there last year and that's important, that we have that belief.

"It's always nice when you play well as a team and you are in control of matches like we've been against Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein but I love these games as well, when you are away against a big team and everything's against you, a full house, a noisy stadium. There is no better feeling than when you come away with a result when you are the underdogs.

"This is a similar situation to when we travelled to Russia last month - we expect to come under pressure, we expect to have to defend well and then it's up to us to take any chances at the other end. I thought we were unlucky to lose in Russia and it would be brilliant if we could get a draw or even a win this time to really keep us in the mix.

"We've won our homes games but we know we need to pick points up from these away games if we're going to qualify for the finals.

"I was so pleased to play last year and it was a really proud night. I remember the great feeling after the game. We have to prepare right and believe that we can get something and I know we can do that."