Wales collected a point at home against the Red Devils. Their only point in four matches in the Nations League. In the run-up to the 2022 World Cup, the Welshmen could use better results against Belgium and Poland. Gareth Bale, however, is not feeling top fit.
The 33-year-old attacker from Cardiff exchanged Real Madrid for Los Angeles FC. From La Liga to Major League Soccer, that makes a difference. He played in eleven of the fourteen league matches. Gareth Bale never completed the 90 minutes and was often a substitute. The playing minutes speak for themselves: 27%.
He scored two goals in those eleven games. “Every footballer wants to play as much as possible, but we are smart and build it up for the most important part of the season. Hopefully this will put me in the best shape for the World Cup.”
“I think I’ll be a lot fitter when the World Cup is around the corner, I’m on the right track. I have to build it up to be able to play 90 minutes, I haven’t done that much in recent years.”
Wales will face the United States, Iran and England in the group stage at the World Cup in Qatar.
Betting tip: cash with every goal of the Devils