Euro 2016: Gareth Bale vs Cristiano Ronaldo sideshow is no distraction for Wales, says Chris Coleman

Jul 04, 2016, 08:32 IST | PA Sport

Paris: Chris Coleman says his Wales side will not be distracted by the Gareth Bale-Cristiano Ronaldo sideshow in their Euro 2016 semi-final.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo

The two Real Madrid team-mates go head-to-head as Wales and Portugal compete for a place in the final of Euro 2016.

But Wales boss Coleman said he did not think talk of the Ballon D'Or was "in Bales' head", with his only focus on creating further history for a nation. "We can't affect that — myself, my staff, none of my players can affect what's said about this game coming up," Coleman said.

"All we can affect is ourselves. If we are letting outsiders make us feel a certain way, that's our problem.

Nobody can make you feel bad about yourself unless you give them permission. It's all about how you feel in yourself, being confident and sticking to your own beliefs. All we control is our ourselves and how we approach it. Whatever is said outside I'm not too bothered by."

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