A "Wenger Out" banner was spotted at New Zealand vs Fiji World Cup qualifier on Tuesday because, of course, it was.
All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is taking nothing for granted despite rounding up a squad which has lost injured captain Winston Reid but is otherwise at close to full strength. I congratulate all the boys because it was not easy and the way they played was very positive.
"Especially when we played quickly forward they had a lot of bodies behind the ball", he said.
New Zealand now boast two wins and a draw from their three matches, with New Caledonia on one point, and Fiji yet to get off the mark following their lone outing.
"Fiji is a tough place to come, they are a hard team to play".
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"Players who are playing regular first-team football, players who are fit, players who are ready to come in and be able to compete for 90 minutes is a big, big thing for us".
It was also a night to remember for the Ingham family, with 17-year-old Dane Ingham getting his first start and brother Jai making his worldwide debut as a second half substitute.
"I've left some players out of the squad who are very, very good players", said Hudson.
Fiji huddle together before their World Cup qualifying match against New Zealand. "We have to change the things and it's better to start with youth", he said.
Fiji's defence of Taniela Waqa, Remueru Takeata, Penaiame Drova and Kolinio Sivoki kept a foot in place at the final moments which thwarted New Zealand's attack.