Bale reveals whether he picked up knock after coming off early for Wales

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Gareth Bale
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Gareth Bale was in action for Wales last night in a World Cup qualifier against Belgium, coming up against the likes of Toby Alderweireld and former teammate Jan Vertonghen.

The Welshman got off to a good start by providing an assist for Harry Wilson inside the first 10 minutes of the match to put Wales 1-0 up.

However, Belgium soon found the ascendency and took control of the game, going 2-1 within 28 minutes and adding a third before full-time.

Gareth Bale was taken off in the latter stages of the match when Belgium were 3-1 up and it is always a concern for fans to see the Welsh wizard departing early.

However, the on-loan Spurs attacker told the media that he had not picked up any knock or injury, he was just struggling with fatigue with six minutes to go after putting in a big shift for his country.

Bale still has two more matches to play with Wales before he returns to North London from international duty.

He said (Sky Sports): “Nothing’s wrong. 3-1 down with five or six minutes to go, I was a bit tired from the shift I put in, and we have two more games to go, so no injury problems.”

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