Gareth Bale: Winning award from fans is ‘close to my heart’

Bale added: “We’re focused on Bosnia now and we want to get the job done as soon as possible”.


“I have prepared well for the last couple of weeks with my rehab. We are all on board, ready to go”, he said.

Wales now sit one place behind five time World Cup Winners Brazil and two behind Spain, thanks largely to Bale, who has been unstoppable in the Welsh red, scoring six goals in eight matches.

Bale picked up the knock in action for Los Blancos in a Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk on September 15, but he made a return for Real as a late substitute during their 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid at the weekend.

“All the players have done fantastic, but in my book he deserves it because of what he’s done in this campaign”.

Manager Chris Coleman was voted the victor of the media choice award for putting Wales on the brink of qualification to UEFA EURO 2016 and Tommy O’Sullivan was chosen as the young player of the year.

“If you look at the friendly games and the big boys tend keep it among themselves and that’s disappointing”.

Wales are struggling to find friendly fixtures ahead of going to Euro 2016 – because the big nations are frightened of facing Gareth Bale. We had Holland last summer and you want to play against those sides, those juggernauts.

“He’s not had a lot of minutes on the pitch for Liverpool, but they wouldn’t let us have Joe if they didn’t think he could take part in these two games in a few form”.

“We thought we might tempt a Spain or a Germany, but there’s been no interest”.


“There’s talk of Argentina after Christmas”, Coleman said. “Italy didn’t want to play us”, he is quoted as saying by The Guardian. But for next month there’s nothing.

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