Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale was showcased series of impressive display in Thursday’s Wales 2-0 win over Austria in the World Cup qualifying.
The 32-year-old who scored winning goals in Champions League and Copa del Rey finals for Real Madrid his side through a World Cup qualification play off final, with two amazing goal with including worldie of a free kick.
Bale gave Wales the lead with a stunning free-kick before doubled their lead with a brilliant goal in second-half of the game.
Meanwhile, people at Real Madrid stress that there is “one day less for him to stop being a problem”, as Bale’s contract comes to an end in June.
‘No! I don’t need to send a message, honestly,” Bale replied after being asked if he wanted to do so with his celebrations after scoring against Austria.
‘I don’t need to send a message, it’s a waste of my time. It’s disgusting and they should all be ashamed of themselves. I’m not fussed, end of.’
Aaron Ramsey, on the other hand, stepped up when his country needed him, putting in an all-action showing in midfield despite – like Bale – struggling for minutes over the past year with Juventus before moving to Rangers in January.
The former Arsenal midfielder admitted that he has been excited to play in front of the fans : ‘It means everything. Playing in front of these fans, what more could you want? We are one game away from the World Cup which is everything for myself, Bale, for the nation and for the group of lads.
‘This is what we want. We’ve come a very long way since the early days and this would just be the icing on the cake now for us to qualify for the World Cup. Still a bit of work to be done, but we will enjoy tonight.’