Wales defender Neil Taylor says their Euro 2016 semi-final run has forced them to adapt their style of play in World Cup qualification.
Group leaders Republic of Ireland await Wales in a crucial game on Friday.
“Teams want to beat us. We’re a team people respect and play differently against,” Taylor told BBC Wales Sport.
“I don’t think we’ve struggled with it. For starters we were the top seed in the group so that makes a massive difference.
“We have to find the answers now sometimes against teams who won’t come out and attack as much.
The Welsh side have been training in Cardiff today in preparation for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.
Gareth Bale and Liverpool’s 17-year-old forward Ben Woodburn were among those taking part.
With one win and three draws from their opening four games, Wales are four points behind Group D leaders Ireland.