Gould to show his hard side

Click to follow
Bobby Gould criticised himself yesterday and said he was determined to improve on his last managerial performance with Wales. He has the chance to put things right against Switzerland in Lugano tonight in Wales' first game since their 3-0 defeat by Italy in January.

"I was too soft on the players. I felt sorry for them because of the hard time they had had with their clubs over Christmas and the new year," Gould said.

Gould has left Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs and David Phillips at home, while Switzerland, England's first opponents in Euro 96 in England in June, name six of the side that lost at Wembley in November.

WALES: Coyne (Tranmere), Robinson (Charlton), Bowen (Norwich), Symons (Man City), Coleman (Blackburn), Legg (Birmingham), Horne (Everton), Jones (Wimbledon), Pembridge (Sheffield Wed), Hartson (Arsenal), Taylor (Sheffield Utd). Substitutes: Marriott (Wrexham), Edwards (Swansea), Speed (Leeds), Goss (Norwich), Phillips (Wrexham), Davies (Man Utd), Savage (Crewe).

SWITZERLAND: Pascolo (Servette), Vogel, Vega (both Grasshopper Zurich), Henchoz (Hamburg), Quentin (Sion), Wicky (Sion), Ohrel (St-Etienne), Sforza (Bayern Munich), Turkyilmaz (Grasshopper Zurich), Grassi (Stade Rennais), Chapuisat (Borussia Dortmund).