Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

What has Bale previously said?

Speaking after the final match of his loan spell with Tottenham Hotspur, Bale was questioned about retiring from football altogether.

“I know what I’m going to do,” he confirmed. “I’m fully focused on the Euros.

“I don’t need any distractions going into it, during. I’m fully focused 110 per cent on Wales. That’s all my mind is on.

“I don’t want to cause any problems anywhere because I know things can get mixed in the media and people start making headlines.

“I don’t want to cause any distractions for myself or for the team. My sole focus is on Wales this Euros and nothing else.

“Anything else about my career, my future, will be sorted after.”

When talks about Bale’s retirement from football were put to him on Talksport, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett labelled it “rubbish reporting”.

How has he performed at Euro 2020?

After a strong end to the season with Tottenham, Bale was somewhat underwhelming at the European Championship.

He did not score at the tournament but did provide two assists in Wales’ only win — the 2-0 victory over Turkey in their second group match.

(Photo: BBC)

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