Gareth Bale: It’s ‘amazing’ to represent Wales in Euro 2016!

Gareth Bale:  It’s ‘amazing’ to represent Wales in Euro 2016!

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale admitted that he and his Wales teammates are excited to represent their Country in Euro 2016.

Since 1958, it will be first time Wales will be the part of the major Tournament including World Cup and European Championships.

However, their long wait will be over when they take on Slovakia on Saturday, and Bale is ready to make up for the last time.

Gareth Bale:  It’s ‘amazing’ to represent Wales in Euro 2016!


“We’re all looking forward to it. The support we’ve had here and at home in Wales has really inspired us.

“It’s been a bit surreal. Every time a major championship went on, I watched it on TV, so to be involved is amazing.

“We want to take it in and enjoy it. It’s a new experience. We want to play good football too. It’s nice to be involved in a tournament for a change and hopefully we can do well.”

Gareth Bale: It's 'amazing' to represent Wales in Euro 2016


Bale paid homage to International teammate Joe Ledley, who recovered from a long serving injury to become part of the Wales squad.

“When I first heard he’d broken his leg, I was devastated. To make a recovery like that is an incredible achievement.

“It’s been an amazing job from him. Hopefully now he can be involved in what we’ve got to look forward to. I think he can make big contribution.”

Gareth Bale: It's 'amazing' to represent Wales in Euro 2016

“I’ve played for 10 years for Wales and it’s been a massive goal to qualify.

“But we don’t just want to make up the numbers. We want to do better than that. We’re well prepared, training hard, and come game time we’ll be focused and ready.”

“No, I don’t feel the weight of expectation on my shoulders.

“I just want to go out and play football and enjoy myself. We all get on so well. We’re all friends, like brothers, so when it comes down to serious business, we fight for each other but have fun at the same time. When you enjoy your football, you play your best.”