Bale play­ing ‘with anger’ as Wales seek vic­tory tonic

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Football - By Sam Dean

Gareth Bale has said he is play­ing with “anger” as he looks to lead Wales to a much-needed vic­tory in their cru­cial Euro 2020 qual­i­fier against Slo­vakia.

Bale, who came close to leav­ing Real Madrid for China this summer af­ter falling out with man­ager Zine­dine Zi­dane, had forced his way back into his club side be­fore he was dropped for a Cham­pi­ons League match last week.

“You play with a lot of emo­tion,” Bale said. “Anger comes into it. I am just try­ing to play foot­ball and en­joy it as much as I can, whether I am here or in Madrid.”

Bale added: “I love meet­ing up with Wales, ev­ery­body knows that. We have a chance to qual­ify for the Eu­ros and this is a mas­sive game.”

Ryan Giggs will once again be miss­ing Aaron Ram­sey in Slo­vakia tonight. The Ju­ven­tus mid­fielder has stayed be­hind in an at­tempt to be fit for Sun­day’s match against Croa­tia. There are also doubts over

the fit­ness of Tom Lawrence and Harry Wil­son. Giggs hopes there will be no repeat of the racist chants from Slo­vakia fans which nearly caused this match to be played be­hind closed doors.

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