25 Mar 2022 | 03:14 | Football
Video Bale talks about World Cup ambitions
Gareth Bale was not present for the last El Clasico match because of an injury. However, a few days later, Bale proved to be fit to participate in the play-off match of the 2022 World Cup against Austria. The high-class performance of the star born in 1989 helps Wales stand a chance to win tickets to Qatar at the end of this year.
In a group where there are not many outstanding individuals, Bale easily becomes the focal point. A Bale-branded free kick set the stage for the team’s victory. Then, it was number 11 with a quick left foot swing in the penalty area that helped Wales create a big enough gap to think about victory.
Bale on the national team has always been the best version of himself despite all his problems at Real Madrid. Returning to the place where the fans praised and applauded, he shone with a brace to help Wales overcome an important encounter. This shows that Bale is still the top name in the world in terms of playing quality.
The troubles and injuries that delayed his career at the Bernabeu cannot negate all the contributions that the former Tottenham player has made at the national team level. On the team, Bale still burns to be the hero of the whole nation.
The match against Austria is a measure that cannot be more effective to evaluate Bale. As he prepares to leave Real on a free transfer this summer, the 32-year-old winger has just sent a more physical offer to European clubs interested in signing him.
Bale is still strong enough to play at the top level in Europe for a few more years. Tottenham in a serious development plan of Antonio Conte may be the right environment for the former Southampton star to continue to “make a living” in the club shirt. In fact, Bale used to play very well when he played for Spurs on loan last season.
Before thinking about it, Bale’s mission is to bring Wales to the 2022 World Cup. Their opponents will either be Scotland or Ukraine, obstacles within reach of Bale and his teammates.
Shining once more in the play-off final, Bale proved to the world that he wasn’t as old as many thought.