Gareth Bale has congratulated Tottenham defender Ben Davies for scoring his first goal for Wales and says the squad will ‘have a good laugh’ about it at the conclusion of the international break.
Davies notched his first national tally on Saturday as the Dragons thrashed Belarus 5-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium, in what was their penultimate World Cup qualifier in Group E.
The Spurs left-back, who is often deployed in central defence for Wales, slotted home his side’s fourth of the game later into the second-half but in a rather unconventional way.
A corner was swung in by Fulham’s Harry Wilson before Davies ended up meeting the cross with his shoulder, which was enough to see it bounce into the back of the net.
Bale, who made his 100th appearance for Wales in the fixture, was substituted by that point, but he has since admitted that the whole squad will have a joke about Davies’ tally once they are done with international duty this week.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Bale said: “It was good for him to get his first goal. We will all have a good laugh and a cheer when all of this duty is finished.
“We know that [it came off his shoulder]. But they all count. It was great for him to get his first goal and, hopefully, he can add some more.”
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Davies isn’t typically a goal-scorer as we have seen at Spurs, so if there was ever going to be a way for him to score, then via his shoulder sounds about right. The latest international break has been good for Spurs players, with Harry Kane also notching a hat-trick.
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