Have I missed something? Has Rob Page been given a contract to be the manager of Wales for the next four years, after what he has achieved so far? Or is he still an interim manager?

If the FAW can’t see what Rob has already achieved as our national boss, I don’t think winning the World Cup would be enough either.

After Ryan Giggs guided Wales to qualification for Euro 2020, Rob Page took the reins at a difficult time and has really put his stamp on things.

He took Wales to the last 16 of the Euros in the toughest of circumstances. We then won our Nations League group comfortably and now, we are one game away from qualifying for the World cup finals for the first time since 1958. I think that says it all.

Wales are yet to lose in 11 home games since Rob Page took the helm at the Cardiff City Stadium. He told me that all the lads were in a good place, before they flew off to Portugal to prepare for these games. Healthy and raring to go, he said, and so happy to be back together again like one big family. And that’s our strength – togetherness. That relationship off the pitch translates into our performances on the pitch.

If you create that environment, then you’re half way there. They trust each other on and of the pitch, and they are great friends. Such a strong bond is something that money can’t buy. Rob Page has that pride written all over his face.

We understand that the whole world will be behind Ukraine on Sunday, because of what is happening in their country.

But we have to rise above that, and make sure that our house is in order. If we play our game, Ukraine won’t be able to touch us.

We’re playing at home, and that gives us an advantage, with the crowd behind us, singing our anthem. The relationship between the team and the supporters is so strong and they will play a big part, there’s no question about that.

After our game against Poland on Wednesday night, Rob has kept his best eleven for Sunday. Kieffer is back in and will definitely be in the conversation for a starting place. Things are bubbling nicely.

People think that footballers look forward to going on holiday at the end of a long, hard season, but not our players. They look forward to the camps and that’s what we have created over the years. Some are even happier representing their country than they are with their clubs, Gareth Bale has said as much himself.

It was before even I was born when we last made it into a World Cup, so it’s been a long time. We’ve been close a few times over the years. I was involved in the Romania game in 1994, and for sure that was a disappointment. But we didn’t have the same feeling in camp as these boys have now.

Ukraine will give it everything, but we’ve got to treat it like any other game. We can’t get ourselves pulled into the hype and attention around the game, we’ve got to keep away from it and stay in the zone.

They have the likes of Oleksander Zinchenko of Man City, Andriy Yarmolenko who has been with West Ham, and striker Roman Yaremchuk, who plays for Benfica.

But on paper, there is no question in my mind that we’ve got the quality and the individuals to turn the game on its head in a second, where maybe they haven’t. We have to give them respect - but that’s it. Never be afraid to play against any opponent and we’ve shown that we can mix it with the best.

We’ve got to treat it like any other game. We can’t get ourselves pulled into the hype and attention around the game, we’ve got to keep away from it and stay in the zone.

Rob Page will have the boys prepared psychologically, as well as physically, to get them focused just on winning the game.

The experience of crossing the line is a big psychological advantage at professional level and these boys have done it twice recently for the Euros, and we have to make sure that we cross that line once again on Sunday.

Because most of them in that dressing room know what it takes to qualify for a major tournament, this is nothing new to them. A lot of them have grown up together and aren’t youngsters any more.

For sure, it’s going to be a magnificent night and a great occasion. It’s the big stage and these are the games you want to play in.

I can’t see any way forward other than a Wales win.

Malcolm Allen is a part of S4C’s Sgorio team. Join Malcolm and the Sgorio team for S4C’s live coverage of the World Cup Play-off Final between Wales and Scotland from 4.15pm on Sunday. Also watch all three UEFA Nations League matches next week: Wales v Netherlands (Wednesday, 7.25pm) Wales v Belgium (Saturday, 7.15pm) and Netherlands v Wales (Tuesday, 7.25pm).