Wales coach says Real forward Bale a ‘superb athlete’

Coleman’s team are top of Group B and need one point to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals in France.


Bale has missed Real Madrid’s last four games since coming off injured in their Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk, and could return to play a part in the Madrid derby on the weekend ahead of the worldwide break.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton man is likely to be pitched straight back into action with Madrid on Sunday in the white hot atmosphere of a meeting with bitter rivals Atletico.

Wales coach Chris Coleman talked about Bale’s inclusion, saying: “If he’s fit to meet up with us I will look to play him in Bosnia”.

If he comes through that he will be in the side to face Bosnia in Zenica on October 10.

Cyprus, the other team in the group, have nine points.

“It’s a great position to be in and I’ve said all along that with every game that passes and every time we win the pressure becomes bigger”.

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“It’s great to have him around the place and we must not forget his outstanding performances at home to Belgium and away to Israel”.

“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”.


Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen and Crystal Palace’s Joe Ledley were both named in the squad despite also having injury concerns over recent weeks.

Gareth Bale Included in Wales Squad to Face Bosnia-Herzegovina and Andorra