Wales unmoved on suggestion Gareth Bale was watching golf during draw with United States

But Giggs was in contact with the Wales camp before kick-off and Page said: “We spoke before the game and he wished us all luck.

“We spoke about substitutions and how we anticipated the game would go.

“We’ll also have a debrief tonight and we’ll go through any little knocks we’ve picked up, performance, areas we need to look at and have a quick chat.”

With Sunday’s crunch Cardiff clash against the Republic in mind, Wales showed nine changes from the side that won in Bulgaria last month.

Newport midfielder Josh Sheehan and Lincoln forward Brennan Johnson made debuts off the bench and former Wales captain Page expressed satisfaction with the outcome.

He said: “It’s a proud moment of course, but it’s work as usual.

“Having been involved with Ryan, and having Albert (Stuivenberg), Tony Strudwick and Tony Roberts as support, I thought it went quite well.

“There were aspects that we want to improve on, but overall I thought there were a lot of positives to take out of the game.”

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