Gareth Bale confident of his full World Cup fitness | Wales coach Rob Page says Talisman is back enjoying football | football news

Gareth Bale said he’s on track to be fully fit for the World Cup in November, with head coach Rob Page saying Wales would benefit from the way his club carefully treat his MLS side.

Bale has only made two appearances in 11 games for the Los Angeles team, and has not played after 90 minutes since joining the Californian club in July.

But the 33-year-old insists his program is designed to reach peak fitness at the end of the Major League Soccer season and the subsequent World Cup in Qatar.

“We have a plan in Los Angeles with what we’re doing,” said Bale, who was linked with Wales’ squad at the conclusion of their Nations League matches against Belgium and Poland.

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Bale thrives in LAFC and is fit for Wales

“We’re not doing a lot right away. Every player wants to play as much as they can, but we’re getting smart and building myself up for the last important part of the season.

“Hopefully this will put me in good shape for the World Cup. I think I’ll be fitter. I haven’t played 90 minutes yet, and that’s what I’m aiming for.”

Wales full squad to face Belgium and Poland

goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessy, Danny Ward and Tom King.

Defenders: Nico Williams, Rhys Norrington Davis, Ben Kabango, Joe Rodon, Chris Mipham, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Gunther, Conor Roberts, Sorba Thomas.

Midfielders: Joe Morrell, Dylan Levitt, Robin Colwell, Johnny Williams, Wes Burns, Matthew Smith, Jordan James.

Attackers: Dan James, Kiefer Moore, Mark Harris, Luke Harris, Gareth Bale, Brennan Johnson, Rabbi Matondo, Tyler Roberts.

“We’re on a good way to where I want to be. Of course I want to play 90 minutes as often as I can, but I understand I need to boost that because I haven’t done that much in the past years.

“The most important thing for me is to take each week as it comes.

“Hopefully it will be good enough for me to help LAFC and, ultimately, prepare for the World Cup.”

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Gareth Bale believes his move to LAFC will help the Wales national team, as regular training and matches help him gain fitness.

Bale has rejected offers to stay in Europe, including an offer from his hometown of Cardiff, to move to the United States after his nine-year trophy-laden stay at Real Madrid ended.

He says he enjoys the Los Angeles lifestyle and that his family has settled well in the United States.

Bell said, “I’m so happy. My family settled there, and that’s a big part, and the fans were really supportive.”

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Gareth Bale came back with this superb solo goal to take the LAFC win over Real Salt Lake in the MLS.

“It took a while for everything to be arranged, but I’ve been playing matches and training for the past 10 weeks and getting stronger.

“We now have a significant period of games in Major League Soccer, and after that, my attention will turn to the World Cup.

“The plan is to be 100 per cent to help LAFC first and foremost. Ultimately, that will lead to me being 100 per cent fit for the World Cup.”

Wales coach Robert Page believes his country’s talisman is clearly more confident of receiving him warmly at his new home in Los Angeles following his departure from Real Madrid.

Robert Page
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“He’s bleeding out of it until you see it was the right move for him and his family,” Page said. “Whether it’s the lifestyle, or the welcome he gets from his players. Who wouldn’t want to go to training every day? We talk about the environment he’s in here with Wales, but he seems to get that when he’s in LA.

“The family is happy, he took them with him and it looks like he is back enjoying football even though he doesn’t play 90 minutes or 90 minutes. He knew that when he went there. He knew he wasn’t going to play a week in, a week out.”

Bale’s fitness has always been the main topic of conversation during Wales’ World Cup qualifying campaign due to his marginalization in Madrid, and while it has been carefully handled by LAFC, Page says the program in place for the player to be at his best comes the level being pursued at the World Cup.

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Gareth Bale says “a hundred people” sent him Michael Sheen’s inspiring speech he gave to Welsh players ahead of the World Cup in November.

“We’ve had us in camp before where he won matches for us without playing any minutes of club football, so any minutes we take out of Gareth now is a bonus,” the Wales coach continued. “I am happy and it is the best result for me.

“It’s different at the club level where you can create that environment. If you don’t have a fit Gareth Bale you can probably buy someone as good as him. There’s no disrespect for the important players here in the team, but we didn’t get two or three Gareth Bales. We have to take care of him. a little differently.

Wales’ next matches…

  • Thursday, September 22nd: Belgium (A) – kick-off at 7.45pm
  • Sunday 25 September: Poland (inside the ground) – kick-off at 7.45pm

“When he returns to his club, where he is at the moment, he is treated with the same respect that we had and they will get the best out of him. I was like that when I played. If I was looked after off the field and treated with respect, I would be in the best of mind to go out for the weekend. to submit offers.

“We’ve always had a logical approach with Gareth in terms of planning and training. It wouldn’t be any different in this camp. I wouldn’t put him at risk and risk getting him injured, which will have an impact on November and the World Cup.

“I want him to come back to his club fully, and to keep fit before the World Cup.”

Page says he will assess Bale’s condition before deciding whether to start against Belgium, the second-ranked team in the world, in Brussels on Thursday.

Page would like Bale to start against Belgium
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Page would like Bale to start against Belgium

“You wouldn’t have thought he had just gotten off a flight from the US,” said Page, who was not injured by the quartet Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davis, Harry Wilson and Joe Allen this week.

“His preparation began as soon as the final whistle blew in his match. He reached the ninth degree.

“I’m not surprised by his professionalism, but I was surprised by his fresh look.”

Wales are bottom of the A4 Nations League standings, with their only point from four games tied with a 1-1 draw at home with Belgium in June.

Even if Wales lose in Belgium, and depending on results elsewhere, the Dragons could avoid relegation from the top flight of the competition by beating Poland in the final in Cardiff on Sunday.

Wales Nations League Substitutions

Group A4: Remaining matches

  • Belgium vs Wales – Brussels, Thursday, September 22
  • Poland vs Netherlands Warsaw, Thursday 22 September
  • Netherlands vs Belgium – Amsterdam, Sunday 25 September
  • Wales vs Poland – Cardiff, Sunday 25 September

Group A4

A4 has proven to be the least competitive of the A-league groups, with Holland And the Belgium In a two-way battle for the lead and Poland And the Wales Cancel to avoid relegation.

The two previous teams currently have the upper hand in both cases, with the Netherlands three points up at the top of the group meaning that four points from their last two games – away to Poland and at home to Belgium – would be enough to qualify for. Finals.

Wales know that winning their last two games – away to Belgium and at home to Poland – will be enough to stay in League A.

That would be easier said than done, however, and Rob Page’s side will hope Poland, who currently have a three-point lead over Wales, stay within walking distance when they meet in Cardiff on Monday in the final round.

Even if Wales lose in Belgium, and depending on results elsewhere, the Dragons could avoid relegation from the top flight of the competition by beating Poland in the final in Cardiff on Sunday.

Analysis: Bale brings spring in Wales players’ move

Gareth Bale was smiling at the press conference
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Gareth Bale was smiling at the press conference

Sky Sports News reporter Jeren Hughes said:

“There is a little bit of spring in the step of these Welsh players after Gareth Bale arrived yesterday from Los Angeles. He hadn’t had any jet lag in 10½ hours and immediately fell into camp to see young players Luke Harris of Fulham and Jordan James of Birmingham. City – teenagers aged 17 and 18 years.

“He went to see them in the canteen and welcomed them into the team. There’s a real buzz about camp which he missed a little bit on Tuesday but he definitely is today.

“How many times did we talk about Bale’s lack of match fitness when he joined Wales as he was very short. There was no discussion about whether he had played 90 minutes for Real Madrid. The question was if he’d even nine seconds on the pitch. .

“But in terms of fitness, he says that’s probably the best he’s felt in several years. He’s a very fit person, someone who takes care of himself, but with LAFC, he’s really building his body.

“He didn’t play 90 minutes, but he was approaching 60 minutes to boost his fitness. The ultimate goal now is to be in exactly the right place when the World Cup comes so there is no pressure on the body.”

Wales World Cup Preliminary Matches

Wales is preparing for the Nations League matches this month. Big face Belgium away on Thursday 22nd September at 7.45pm, before hosting Poland on Sunday 25th September at 7.45pm.

Wales World Cup Group B matches

November 21: United States of America (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan) – kick-off 7pm

November 25: Iran (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan) – departure at 10 am

November 29: England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan) – kick-off 7pm