Coleman prepared to rebuild

11 November 2017 03:35:29 EST

Wales head coach Chris Coleman has set his sights on something of a rebuilding job after seeing his side beaten 2-0 by France in a friendly in Paris.

Coleman was highly impressed by the hosts, who he described as the 'best team' his players had ever faced, while also seeing reasons to be positive for the future.

He also admitted that missing out on World Cup qualification had had an effect on some of his squad, a blow he accepts will take some time to get over.

He told reporters: "We can take positives, but it was always going to be tough. Not because of their quality, but where we are mentally after losing out on the play-offs.

"There is still a bit of a hangover there and I think that will be there for a while.

"That's the best team we've ever played against, a top quality team, but we needed that. We gave the younger players a taste of it and that's invaluable for them.

"We've got a few more on the bench that we need to blood. Between now and then we'll give these young boys as much experience as we can.

"International football is completely different to domestic football and unless you're on the pitch and experiencing it, you don't know what it's about.

"We're a bit subdued because we lost, but we need to take other things into consideration."

Wales, who reached the semi-final of Euro 2016, are priced at 40/1 to triumph at the 2020 European Championships, with England available at 12/1 and holders Portugal 10/1.

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