Coleman calls for pragmatism
Wales boss Chris Coleman believes expectations on his charges qualifying for a major tournament are unrealistic.
Coleman reckons Group A, which includes Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Scotland and Macedonia, is as tough as it could be considering Wales entered the competition as a sixth seed.
Tuesday's match in Belgium could be the last fixture of Coleman's reign, as he still has to reach an agreement with the Football Association of Wales on extending his stay the job.
Coleman said: "We talk about qualification. When was the last time a side seeded sixth qualified? We were seeded sixth this time and the expectation was that we should qualify.
"Others who were maybe involved before me said this group were going to be this, that and the other.
"But if you look at the teams we have been up against, I don't think there is a tougher group.
"There are no excuses. We have had too many defeats. Finishing fourth in the group would not be a success because it's all about qualifying.
"When I say I want to look at how I can affect things going forward, do I want to deal with unrealistic expectations?
"But I can see the reasons why I want to lead the team. I can see why anyone would want to.
"We have some very good players, and we have a chance to qualify if we can just have them all fit. But does it ever happen?
"Having had two years' experience of it I also look at that side of it and, if we are without too many players again, how can anyone do anything about it?"