Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale is hoping Wales can “nick” a positive result against England when the two sides meet in a Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley on Tuesday.
Bale was voted man-of-the-match as the Dragons defeated Montenegro 2-1 in Cardiff on Friday to earn their first victory in Group G and secure manager Gary Speed’s second victory in eight matches in charge.
The Welsh triumph actually helped England take control at the top of the qualifying group and the Three Lions can all but book their place at next summer’s tournament with another victory on Tuesday, but Bale and his team-mates are determined to spoil their plans.
"Hopefully we'll nick a result over there," the 22-year-old told reporters.
"[The Montenegro victory was] one of those confidence boosters that you need going into such a big game.
"We'll prepare now, get ready for it and give it 110 per cent."
Prior to the Montenegro result Wales had scored just one goal in qualifying, and Bale hopes the result heralds a change in goalscoring fortunes for his side.
"It's always good to get anyone on the score sheet, especially your strikers," he added.
"It's something we hope to get a lot more of in the future and something we'll be working on.
"We've been working really hard since the new manager came in; playing a new system, a new formation and getting the ball down.
"I think the last couple of games, it's been a bit frustrating and we haven't started so well. Hopefully the Montenegro game is a turning point and we can kick on."