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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007, 07:21 GMT 08:21 UK
New Savage tirade irks Wales boss
Wales boss John Toshack and Robbie Savage continue to feud
Wales boss Toshack and Blackburn's Savage continue to feud
Wales boss John Toshack has suggested that Robbie Savage should learn to keep his mouth shut after the Blackburn player launched another verbal attack.

Wales earned a creditable 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic on Saturday.

But Toshack had woken up on the morning of the game in Cardiff to see more criticism of his reign as Wales boss.

"He (Savage) was part of a Wales team who did not win a competitive game over 10 matches and two years. He was an integral part of that," said Toshack.

"If I had been in that team I would be sitting in a corner with my mouth shut. It is water off a duck's back to me, old news.


"Everyone is entitled to an opinion but maybe he should concentrate his efforts on recovering from injury and playing for Blackburn."

Midfielder Savage was axed by Toshack two-and-a-half years ago and has regularly attacked the former Real Madrid manager since.

Toshack was angry at having to fend off another Savage outburst when he would have preferred to concentrate on Ryan Giggs' last match in a Wales shirt.

Although there was no goal and no win to finish Giggs' 64-cap career in style, the Manchester United winger starred as Wales matched the Czechs at the Millennium Stadium.

We have to move on now but I can only thank Ryan Giggs for his contribution to Welsh football

Wales boss John Toshack

"Ryan came into the dressing room and told the lads that what they had just done was the benchmark for a performance at this level," stated Toshack.

"He said that was how we should always play. He told the lads that it had been as good a performance as anything he had seen from Wales over the last couple of years.

"That performance did him credit and the team. He is a perfectionist and he saw a good display, a decent result against one of the world's top sides and a weight off his shoulders.

"We have to move on now but I can only thank him for his contribution to Welsh football.

"There were over 30,000 supporters here - and that is a lot more than we expected at the beginning of the week.

"If Ryan did not realise how well he is thought of in Wales, he certainly does now."

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