Welsh star Gareth Bale in action during the match. He scored the first goal before Kanu netted the winner
Wales manager Chris Coleman has lauded his charges and the fans after a fine start to the Euro 2016 Championships, the British nation beating Slovakia 2 – 1 in the opening Group B clash.
The nation was making a return to the big stage for the first time in 58 years and after watching his team take the lead through Gareth Bale before Hal Robson – Kanu came on to win it.
In his post match comments, the coach admitted a win was the least the fans deserved for a fine afternoon, cheering their team all through to the win and he termed it a big three points.
“I thought it was our biggest test in two years as a group. To be 1-0 up, because of the support we had, was incredible. Then we sank too deep and let in the goal, and it was hard, so to come back from that was very courageous.
“The supporters deserved nothing less than everything from the players. This was a fantastic game, a big three points and a great experience. It was unbelievable and I’m delighted for the fans, I really am. They have waited a long, long time for this. It is what they deserved, it is what they got and I hope they enjoy it.” He said.
The coach now has three days to prepare for England in their second of Group B matches.