He said:”Lots of people may write off us, which is a fantastic position to be in. Hopefully we’ll proceed underneath the radar.
“You are not always colorful and also we weren’t to day. We’ll be better against England.”
“Plenty of people may look to criticise us but you’ve got to provide Italy a little credit for how they played,” added Gatland.
“That’s probably the finest Italian operation I’ve seen as I’ve been in charge of Wales.”
Wales will attain should they conquer the milestone set to be beaten by England in 1910 a 12th Test win.
“We didn’t speak about the record at all this week however we’ll probably speak about it before England,” said Gatland.
“In case this class of players accomplish this, it is going to be something nobody could take away from these.
“We have got a chance, we’re at home, the arena will be full, it’s going be some atmosphere at the Principality Stadium. So there will absolutely be no shortage of motivation in trying to overcome England and break that record”
He has used 31 players at those 2 successes and said the World Cup later this season was behind his choice.
“I had been looking at the larger picture,” said Gatland, whose contract with Wales endings after the championship in Japan.
“for people as coaches, in our final year, you would like to own nearly as good a global Cup as we all are able to. This has been the plan. There’s not any regret.
“When it had been a normal calendar year, on reflection, maybe we wouldn’t have left so many shifts. We WIShed to provide everybody at the 31 that an opportunity to be involved in the first two matches.
“We will put this game behind the most satisfying thing has been coming away with a win”