COLE­MAN SAYS SUC­CESS DRIVES BALE NOT MONEY

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International Football -

Wales man­ager Chris Cole­man said play­ers of Gareth Bale’s cal­i­bre are driven by a de­sire to achieve suc­cess on the grand­est stage of the world foot­ball and not the fi­nan­cial as­pects of the game.

The 27-year-old penned an ex­trav­a­gant new deal with Real Madrid on Sun­day with me­dia re­ports sug­gest­ing the in­flu­en­tial winger will earn a weekly wage of £600,000 pounds (Sh75.1n) on his new six-year con­tract. “He’s not driven by that fi­nan­cial thing of earn­ing so many mil­lions,” Cole­man told Bri­tish me­dia. “What he wants to do is win the Cham­pi­ons League again, win La Liga, do well again with Wales, go on and get 50 goals for Wales or 100 caps.

“The peo­ple like him who get to that level, that’s not re­ally what mo­ti­vates him. What mo­ti­vates him is stick­ing the ball in the net, do­ing some­thing amaz­ing, achiev­ing some­thing with Wales no one’s ever achieved.” Cole­man did de­scribe Bale’s new deal as “crazy” but also felt it was en­tirely jus­ti­fi­able in cur­rent mar­ket con­di­tions. “It’s a ridicu­lous amount of money. We can’t se­ri­ously sit here and say it’s nor­mal to play a game of foot­ball and earn that type of money,” he added.

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