Euro 2016: Wales now focused on Cyprus, says Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale post Bosnia

Gareth Bale says Wales' draw against Bosnia-Hercegovina will give the side confidence for Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus.

Wales fought out a goalless draw with Bosnia to maintain their unbeaten start in Group B.

Chris Coleman's side host Cyprus in Cardiff and Real Madrid forward Bale is targeting victory.

"We go into Cyprus full of confidence but knowing we need to focus and concentrate," Bale said.

"We need to get the three points.

"Hopefully we can get another big crowd here on Monday and do them proud and get three points."

Chances were rare for both sides during a tight first half but the match burst into life after the interval with chances at both ends.

Wayne Hennessey made excellent saves to thwart Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko while Bale forced two fine saves from Asmir Begovic - including one in injury time.

Captain Ashley Williams and substitute Hal Robson-Kanu both headed wide from corners but Bale said Wales could be happy with a point against a side that reached the 2014 World Cup finals.

Wales' Gareth Bale fires a shot at goal
Gareth Bale saw his late effort saved by Asmir Begovic

"We want to win every game but I think a draw is still a very good result against the top seeds of the group," Bale added.

"I think we showed great character and great spirit.

"We didn't leave a blade of grass unturned. It was a great team performance and unlucky not to take something out of the game."

Wales were cheered on by a crowd of 30,741 - a record attendance for an international fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Bale paid tribute to the Welsh fans and said he hoped for a similar turnout when Cyprus, beaten 2-1 at home by Israel on Friday, visit Cardiff on Monday.

"We feel like we've turned a corner and the fans were absolutely amazing. It was great to have a full house almost and hopefully we've done them proud," Bale said.

"Probably on another night the last 10 minutes is a lot more difficult without a full house and they were unbelievable, true Welsh fans.

"They pushed us over the line and kept us going for the last 10-15 minutes."

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