Head coach believes Wales’ come back win in France demonstrated how they will have”forgotten how to reduce”.

Trailing 16-0 in halftime, two George North attempts helped Wales turn the game on its mind in the next half to succeed 24-19.

The result gave them a consecutive win for the very first time since 1999.

“Our game management was poor but we found ways to win,” said Gatland.

“The message in halftime was to just raise the speed.

“For me personally, the significant difference between the two teams is that we’ve become a negative that has probably forgotten how to lose and also can dig deep like that.

“On the flip side, they’re probably a team searching for some optimism, using not had a wonderful run in the last seven or eight matches.

“It’s wonderful to escape jail 16-0 down and win the game so we’ll go on it.”

Whereas Wales’ streak is the best for twenty years, conquer left France with just one win against eight matches.

Before the game at Stade de France, Gatland had said he thought his side would move on to win the Six Nations should they triumphed in Paris.

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As he’ll leave when his contract expires at the end of this calendar year’s World Cup this may be the New Zealander Six Nations campaign accountable of Wales.

The prospect of a fourth Nations name of his 11-year reign appeared distant during a first half in which an error-ridden Wales were inundated by their French counterparts.

Roles were reversed in the 2nd half and, even though Gatland was miserable with parts of Wales’ operation, he expects the fuse for another name bid could light.

“To win that tournament, you want a little bit of luck,” he added.

“We saw that last season with [Johnny] Sexton’s drop goal in the last second [to get Ireland’s triumph ], a game France probably should have won.

“We return on our successes and realize that sometimes you have the bounce of the ball and also one goes your way.

“It’s about trying to create momentum and also log off to a win.

“France in Paris is a real challenge up in the Six Nations of course if you may secure the first game, you make momentum and then you get a good likelihood of winning the championship.

“we all know that if we are together within a period of time, we make improved and more accurate.

“We’ve another off game a few weeks and it’ll be tough. We’re off to Nice for a week together. That will be great, and the weather will be okay. We look ahead to Rome on Thursday.”


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