Rob Page said that Wales is ready to go the difficult way, after failing to qualify for Euro 2024 automatically.
Dragons finish four points behind Croatia for the top two places. They now wait in anticipation to find out who will be their opponent in a semi-final play-off in March.
Page, after a draw of 1-1 with Turkey, Page stated: “We are disappointed but Ben Davis said in the team huddle that we had a fantastic performance.
We need to perform at that level. We’ll be fine if we can do this when we get together again in March.
I said it before the match, that to be able to enter this camp with any chance of qualifying is an amazing achievement.
We’re sorry we didn’t qualify automatically. I will be off to the draw tomorrow, and find out the names of the players in the play-off.
In March, we’ll build upon what we did tonight and play Croatia.
Wales finds out Thursday whether they will face Finland, Ukraine, or Iceland at Cardiff on 21 March. If they win then they play Estonia or Poland.
Yusuf Yazici equalized from the penalty spot following another controversial decision. The Dragons had taken the lead in the 7th minute through Neco William, but were denied two apparent clear penalties during the first half.
Page said: “I have to be careful about what I say. We could’ve been given two penalties, and this seemed like a softer penalty.
Sometimes it works for you and sometimes it does not.