Gareth Bale has revealed at Euro 2020 that he will continue to play for Wales until the day he stops playing football. Bale replied after he was questioned in the post-match interview whether he would be retiring from international football. Wales were thrashed 4-0 by Denmark in Amsterdam. Bale had announced before the tournament that he has made up his mind about his future. He also maintained that he would announce this decision only after the euros.
“I want to continue to play. People ask stupid questions all the time, but obviously, I love playing for Wales.” Gareth Bale said after losing to Denmark in Euro 2020. “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.”
Bale scored 16 goals for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on loan from Real Madrid. There has been no talk about a loan extension and as of now, Bale will be back at Real Madrid for the 2021/22 season.
The defeat was the heaviest defeat for Wales in almost a decade. Kasper Dolberg scored a brace while Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite added to the welsh misery. Welsh manager Rob Page praised Bale for walking away from the interview.
“Like any other player in the changing room right now, he is disappointed,” Page said. “Why would he want to answer a question about his future? For me, it’s an insensitive question. What is the point of asking that when he’s just come off the pitch after a defeat? Emotions are raw, so he’s done the right thing by walking away and gathering his thoughts.”