WALES captain Ashley Williams will be hoping boss Chris Coleman won’t need to give a team talk in Moldova on Tuesday night like the one he did at half-time on Saturday – but the skipper reckons that weekend dressing down against Austria won the game for his side.

Everton centre-back Williams insists that Coleman, whose future as national team manager beyond the current World Cup qualifying campaign remains unclear, is the only person the players want to play for right now, with the prospect of anyone else in charge unthinkable.

Williams revealed after the Ben Woodburn-inspired 1-0 Group D defeat of Austria – a win that keeps Wales firmly in the hunt for a place at Russia 2018 – Coleman laid down the law in no uncertain terms during the interval following a poor first-half display in Cardiff.

Coleman also got his tactics spot on, swapping defender Jazz Richards for midfielder Andy King and changing to a formation that paid dividends in the second period.

His decision to introduce 17-year-old Woodburn in the 69th minute was rewarded too when the youngster grabbed the only goal of the match on his international debut.

“We went out in the first half and looked nervous and unsure for whatever reason,” said Williams, who leads Wales out in Chisinau on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm) in what is another crucial fixture for Coleman’s troops.

“We came in at half-time and the gaffer got a little bit old school with us, how he used to be.

“He let us have it a little bit which I thought was perfect, we needed that, and then the second half was much better.

“We changed it tactically, as you could see with the formation, but take that out of it and it comes down to something we are normally very good at and don’t lack.

“We need to get that right first and foremost, before any tactics.”

He added: “Tactically, he (Coleman) showed that he’s brave to change something he wanted to do at the start.

“What you guys didn’t see is what he got spot on at half-time and I think the result is down to him with his half-time team talk. You could see the reaction in the second half.

“He put Ben on and he was superb, it was an unbelievable goal.

“I think we all know how good he’s going to be, but I thought he did brilliantly and the gaffer showed faith in him to put him on.”

Coleman hinted in the build-up to Saturday’s clash that he could stay on as boss after his current contract expires.

And when asked if he could see himself playing under anybody other than Coleman at the moment, Williams said: “There’s no point even thinking that. We enjoy playing for him, I think that’s obvious to see.

“I think he enjoys being around us and obviously we wouldn’t want to play for anyone else right now. We’re just concentrating on doing the best for him.

“We obviously want him to stay but at the same time he has got to do what is best for him.”

He continued: “It wasn’t the worst performance in the world, but it wasn’t what we’ve come to expect and it wasn’t good enough.

“You’re letting each other down, you’re letting yourself down, because you know you’ve got more personally and as a team, and then when he comes in (at half-time) you do feel like you’ve let him down.

“It’s not all managers that you feel that with, it’s only a certain few that you get that kind of relationship where it’s a bit more personal.”

On Moldova, Williams said: “We need exactly the same performance that we had in the second half, that determination and focus and will to win, and nothing less than that will get the job done.

“We’ve put ourselves in a position where we can still qualify. After the last campaign it was like we expected more, but if you take the last campaign out of it, we would have taken this.

“We’re still in with a shout and that’s the main thing.”