"I am happy to see someone new, but I don't know if the manager will pick him to play in the first XI against us. He's Welsh anyway so he's ours".
With it looking like it was going to be one of those night's for Wales, Coleman called upon youngster Ben Woodburn to be Wales' saviour for the second successive week and he was just that.
And he wanted to make sure he could one day fill his boots for the Dragons and not slip away back across the border.
Gareth Bale went for a then world record fee when he joined Real Madrid2018 World Cup qualifiers: Moldova v WalesVenue: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau Date: Tuesday, 5 September Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.
"I was just happy to get the three points and now we go to Moldova and hopefully carry on".
Boss Chris Coleman confirmed there has been no obvious change to young Woodburn around the squad since his heroics in Cardiff clinched a vital 1-0 Group D win. "We know they'll make it hard but, we'll go into the match confident and very well prepared".
Coleman said: "They were good results for us tonight, with Serbia beating Ireland".
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Constant North Korean provocations do not seriously disturb Seoul-based foreigners like Matthew Crawford either. After the meeting Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho said "We'll be talking about next steps starting now".
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Before being influenced by the storm and shutdown and damage to plants in the Gulf, the Maplefield's price was around $2.40. Tuesday's rate outpaced the national average of $2.64 per gallon, up from $2.37 last week and $2.20 a year ago .
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With multiple pieces of evidence in their possession, the league went directly to the Red Sox to present the case. According to reports, the Red Sox admitted to using an Apple Watch to steal the Yankees' signals.
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Of course, increasing the debt limit without taking a look at the nation's spending just perpetuates the problem. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., predicted bipartisan support to lift the debt ceiling.