Spainful.. but Giggs learnt lots

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - ROBBIE SAVAGE -

RYAN GIGGS will learn more from Wales’ 4-1 de­feat by Spain than knock­ing over weak­ened op­po­nents in a friendly.

With­out tal­is­man Gareth Bale, it was al­ways go­ing to be tough.

But what a great ex­pe­ri­ence for young­sters in his team to play against one of the top sides in world foot­ball in front of 50,000plus sup­port­ers at the Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium.

Giggs will gain far more in­sight into the depth of his squad from those 90 min­utes than the same score­line, in his favour, against the Repub­lic of Ire­land last month.

And it’s a great men­tal­ity when a man­ager is brave enough to pitch his young­sters in against class acts such as Spain.

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