Published: Tue, March 27, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Bale eyeing success with Wales

Bale eyeing success with Wales

As well as being Bale's first worldwide trophy, the China Cup would also be the first competition Wales have won outright since the British Home Championship in 1937, although they shared the trophy in 1970.

Bale became Wales' record goalscorer with his hat-trick in the 6-0 semi-final victory over China, moving one clear of Ian Rush on 29 goals. 'To win any trophy is always good.

"It would be massive".

'Of course you would want to stay there.

'It was a massive disappointment for all of us not to reach the World Cup, having experienced the Euros, ' said Bale.

"It will be very high up in the ranking I suppose but we still have a lot of work to do, a big game to come and as we said before it's going to be a challenge, it's going to be hard but we believe if we play well we can win the tournament".

"It's a chance for us to keep building on what we've done, and build a strong squad for the future to keep on qualifying to be competitive in qualification and in tournaments".

Former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has pleaded Gareth Bale to remain at Real Madrid amid interest from the Red Devils.

Bale told reporters while on worldwide duty at the China Cup: "It's a great country with great people".

Bale has won 10 trophies since joining Real in 2013, including three Champions League titles.

However, in what might be a slight respite for those Manchester United fans that are desperate to see Bale in a United jersey, the source adds that he has expressly stated that he will only leave Madrid for another European side, effectively killing the deal from Asia.

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The impression of this Far East friendly tournament as an awkward imposition on players entering crucial periods with their clubs has altered.

"I'll be trying my best for my team, my country to score goals and to help my team win the game". "Everything just comes with that little bit of experience".

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