Gareth Bale has confirmed he will continue playing for Wales as he navigates the wreckage of the Dragons’ miserable World Cup campaign.
Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 ended horribly. as neighbors England secured a 3-0 win at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
Robert’s team Page finished bottom of Group B with one point from three games – a 1-1 draw with the USA before beating Iran 2-0.
Skipper Bale, who pushed away the cameraman at the end of the final whistle, got too close to him. told the BBC that “Everyone is disappointed. But we are all proud of what we have accomplished to this point.
“We have to see how far we have come. Of course we want to leave the group. But football is difficult.
“We did not live up to our expectations in this tournament.
“If you had told us two years ago that we would play in the World Cup. We all would squeeze ourselves.
“We would all walk out of that changing room proud of each other.
“It’s difficult in this tournament. We didn’t play very well. But we’ve given everything. and we will not regret it.”
Bale’s disappointing World Cup came to an end in a tragic first half when he managed just seven catches and one successful pass.
The 33-year-old, who made Wales’ record 111th appearance, did not feature again in the second half. by the head of the page saying that he “Problems with Achilles tendon”
But Bale, who had time to play for American club Los Angeles FC ahead of the World Cup reiterated that he had no idea whatsoever. On ending his career in Wales
Wales begin their Euro 2024 qualifier against Croatia in Split on March 25.
Bale said: “I will continue as long as I can and as long as I want.
“It was a difficult time. But we will be back in March.”
Page echoed Bale’s stance – “I don’t think it will be the last time you see him in a Wales shirt” – as he reflected on Wales conceding three goals in the second half, with Marcus Rashford scoring two. Goal and Phil Foden scores in between.
He said: “I think in the first half the boys well done We are very disciplined in our defense.
“A very good English team didn’t keep us open. I’m not worried at all I was encouraged by our performance in the first half.
“The problem we have is that within three minutes of the second half we conceded two goals, one world-class. and the second son I give to them.”
“If you give a gift to a top team like that. They will receive it with both hands. It was very frustrating to find yourself 2-0 down in the first five minutes of the second half. And after that we have a mountain to climb again.”
“Overall, the first half, 45 minutes against the US, we were disappointed. Iran cut us a point.
“Of course we look back in frustration. But it’s a remarkable achievement for that group of players to have been here in the first place.
“We build on that. There’s a bigger picture here. We have to look at things in perspective.”