Gareth Bale has said he’s willing to postpone his retirement “for a little bit bit” after helping Wales qualify for the World Cup in Qatar with a 1-0 victory over Ukraine of their play-off final in Cardiff. The Real Madrid man, who will leave the Bernabeu this summer upon the expiry of his contract, played a decisive role for his country once more by having a helping hand within the crucial winner.
Bale’s free-kick was turned in off West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko to send the Cardiff City Stadium into ecstasy.
And now Bale will need to seek out a recent club ahead of the 2022/23 season with the intention to maintain his fitness levels for the World Cup after previously hinting he could retire if Wales didn’t qualify.
When asked if his retirement will categorically be postponed, Bale replied: “For a little bit bit.”
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