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The Wales team was left out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup something that undoubtedly annoyed the team’s followers a lot. Nevertheless, This was not the only negative news experienced by Robert Page, Wales coach and his fans.
This motivated that The coach confirmed at a press conference that Gareth Bale had to leave replaced due to a hamstring problem, thus being a problem not only for the national team, but also for LAFC of Major League Soccer in the United States.
Bale, who had spent at Real Madrid in Spain and Spurs in England, was removed from the field of play at halftime in a surprising wayafter a first part in which he only touched the ball seven times, but Page confirmed that it was due to physical problems.
“He had a hamstring problem. YoI was going to try to force and get out, but against England I knew that I needed all my players 100%. He wanted the best for the team and he understood that.” Page said at a press conference.
“I don’t think it will be the last time they will see him in a Wales shirt.”, added Page, dispelling the rumors about the withdrawal of the Welshman. In addition to this, the same player from the Los Angeles team spoke and stated that he “will continue as long as he can and they want me”
“I will continue as long as I can and they want me. It’s a hard time, but this does not stop. In March the qualifying phase for the Eurocup begins and I hope to be there, ”said Bale on the British BBC, who also said that he will not retire from the National Team before his elimination.
“We have to think about how far we have come in a team that had not qualified for a long time. We haven’t lived up to our expectations, but we got a lot of experience out of this. We would have to pinch ourselves to realize that we have been in a World Cup, we have to realize that and be proud. We will leave the locker room with our heads held high. We cannot regret anything,” added the Wales Express.
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