Wales captain Gareth Bale revealed he is fit for their World Cup opener against the USA on Monday. Bale joined Los Angeles FC in June in an effort to improve his fitness before the tournament in Qatar, but he only made two starts for the MLS team, spending the majority of his 347 minutes on the bench. However, the Wales captain thinks he is in good shape going into the Group B fixture, which will be their first World Cup game since 1958.
“I’m here, just where I wanted to be! I’m all set to leave. The past week has seen intense training as we’ve all adjusted to the heat and time zone. Now we have no justifications. We have invested all of our efforts. Tomorrow is game time, and maybe we can rise to the occasion and provide what is required,” Wales captain Gareth Bale said. “I’ve had some experience competing with and against US teams. They have a talented young team with some outstanding players. We have no illusions that they are just as motivated to win the game as we are. We are aware of their weaknesses, but I am unable to divulge them at this time. As long as we follow our strategy and carry it out, everything will be OK.”
Due to Bales’ brief stay in the United States, he has a better understanding of what Wales may anticipate from their rivals. Bale made his international debut at the age of 16 and has served as Wales’ talisman for more than ten years. It was a dream come true for him to represent his nation at the World Cup. Joe Allen won’t be forced to play against the USA by Wales manager Rob Page, risking his absence from the tournament. The midfielder hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury in September; a return for the first match is still too soon.
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