‘World Cup campaign’ – Gareth Bale speaks out on retirement rumours

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Gareth Bale
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Gareth Bale has now revealed that he will carry on playing for Wales until the day he stops playing football, following the country’s exit from the European Championships.

Bale and co were well beaten by a rampant Denmark last night as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s side ran away 4-0 winners.

After the game, the Welsh winger was immediately asked whether he was set to retire from international football, causing Bale to walk out of his interview.

However, the Real Madrid man has now clarified that he will continue playing for Wales until his full retirement, hinting that he wants to stay for the upcoming World Cup fixtures.

Despite this, Bale’s club future remains unclear after his season-long loan with Tottenham came to an end recently, with some reports hinting at retirement.

The Welshman has 12 months left on his contract with Los Blancos and even though Zinedine Zidane has now gone, Bale has endured a difficult relationship with the club and the fans in Spain.

Bale said: “I want to continue to play. People ask stupid questions all the time, but obviously, I love playing for Wales.

“I’ll play for Wales until the day that I stop playing football.

“We’ve just started the World Cup campaign, and we need to take this experience into that.

“I feel like we have a very good way of playing when we play well and we need to keep that confidence high, keep playing football and I think we can qualify for the next World Cup.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I think that Bale will play out his final season with Real Madrid, which will take him nicely into the World Cup with Wales if they qualify. Beyond this, he will likely either retire or head to America for his final years.

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