Wales Can Cope Without Real Madrid Star Gareth Bale Says Chris Coleman

Ruben Hill
October 5, 2017

After tonight's match against Georgia, Wales will head home to take on the Republic of Ireland in their final qualifying game.

He's been a concern for both country and Real Madrid after he picked up a calf injury against Dortmund in the Champions League. The Welshman has had a hard relationship with the Madrid fans and has been booed on several occasions, so a switch to Milan might be just what he needs to get back into top form.

Last season marked a particularly hard period in the 28-year-old's career, with Bale managing just 17 La Liga starts across the entire campaign, as ankle and calf problems kept him out of action for over 4 months combined.

It remains to be seen when he will return to Spain for treatment, with reports suggesting he could remain in Wales and attend Monday's clash with Ireland.

Chris Coleman's team are second in Group D, four points behind leaders Serbia and one clear of Ireland in third.

Bale has bulked up considerably since leaving England and Giggs believes it's a combination of that and the challenges he receives from opposing defenders that is causing his body to break down. There aren't many who can do that when the whole world is watching.

Chelsea starlet Ethan Ampadu juggles the ball in training ahead of Friday's match
Chelsea starlet Ethan Ampadu juggles the ball in training ahead of Friday's match

"Especially with the sort of challenges he comes up against from other players".

But should Coleman manage to get them there - and if the Real Madrid man can stay fit - the prospect of Bale and Woodburn attacking the flanks is an exciting one for Welsh football fans.

Here's hoping Bale is listening to Giggs, who retired at the age of 40.

The Sun does not cite what Bale is spending to complete these renovations, but he could probably recoup the costs by charging guests a few Euros to play that three-hole loop.

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