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The manager of Wales men’s national team advises his team to reach the level of Real Madrid star forward Gareth Bale.

Bale joined the team after resting for a while to recover from the stress of the UEFA Champions League.

The manager said he wanted the players and even himself to get as close to Bale’s level as much as possible as the challenge in France was a big one.  The Welsh team have not won a game since Bale’s last appearance for his country in October and still couldn’t pull off a victory when they took on Sweden n their last warm-up game ahead of their first Euro 2016 campaign.

The winger still has a fitness challenge going into the competition even though he has declared himself fit. Bale also has off field distractions as the father of his long term girlfriend faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the US to his role £2 million ‘boiler room’ scam. Martin Rhys-Jones pleaded guilty to the charge putting strain on his daughter, Emma, who has two children already for Bale. Continue reading CHRIS COLEMAN WANTS TEAM TO REACH GARETH BALE’S LEVEL AT EURO 2016 DESPITE LOSS TO SWEDEN

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Madrid may reach Europe semi’s this time

Roller coaster is the word for the Madrid fans at the moment as the Whites seem to be defying the odds quite consistently.

The improbable Barcelona victory and then, the improbable Wolfsburg loss, now that’s a bit too much to take over a period of just 5 days.

A 0-2 loss at the Volkswagen Arena yesterday hurt Madrid’s hopes of reaching the Europe semis big time.

The Madrid players actually might have been carrying the hangover of that Barcelona victory with themselves as they lost the game within first half an hour itself.

The defence was so relaxed and complacent as if they just did not assume Wolfsburg to attack so vociferously in the initial moments.

As Steve McManaman said, and it would sound very true to those who would have seen the proceedings, it was no better than a school boyish defence from Madrid.

They did wake up after a point, but, only to find out that it was all too late. Wolfsburg was always going to park the bus with that sort of advantage.

It’s not the end, not with the unpredictability that Madrid has shown in the recent weeks. There’s got to be immense effort from the Blancos when they meet Wolfsburg at their fortress come Wednesday. But, there can’t be anyone disagreeing to the fact that this is a big low for them, losing the first leg this way, especially coming from that Camp Nou result. Continue reading Madrid may reach Europe semi’s this time

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Rafael Benitez has not pleased Gareth Bale a single bit

The sacking of Rafael Benitez has not pleased Gareth Bale a single bit.

He is absolutely furious and he has even started contemplating an away move.

Benitez had been playing Bale in the central position and the Wales international had been flourishing.

But, now, with the exit of the 55-year old, it’s not certain whether Bale would continue in centre.

According to the sources, Bale would be ready to stay at Real Madrid only if he gets assurances regarding the role that he will be playing under the new manager coming in.

It’s not a hidden fact that Bale is a highly demanded player amongst English clubs.

Manchester United had shown interest in him in the summer itself, but, had not succeeded in landing him.

They would now surely be looking to pounce on this opportunity to try and lure him to Old Trafford.

But, it will not be straightforward for the Red Devils as the other two English heavyweights i.e. City and Chelsea will be in the race as well.

Since joining Real Madrid in 2013, Bale has been a fruitful performer.

His strike rate has been fantastic every season and he is close to completing half century of goals for the club in all competitions. Continue reading Rafael Benitez has not pleased Gareth Bale a single bit

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Rafa Benitez has confirmed that the club’s record signing Gareth Bale

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed that the club’s record signing Gareth Bale is going nowhere just as star striker Karim Benzema.

Both players have been linked with Premier League clubs in the last few months. Those rumours have been growing intense as the close of the transfer window approaches. Bale is reportedly the target of Manchester United, who are ready to spend big once again this summer. The star was signed from Spurs two years ago for a world record fee of £ 85 million, which eclipsed that of Cristiano Ronaldo who moved from United.

After a brilliant first season at the Santiago Bernebeu, Bale has increasingly found himself being the target of fans should the results not be as expected. Due to the increasing criticism that does not appear to have reduced going into the new campaign, Bale is reportedly considering his future at the club. The arrival of a new manager in the form of Rafa Benitez appears to have changed his mind for the time being. The former Liverpool boss always likes an attacking player with a defensive mentality and this appears to have worked in favour of Bale staying at Madrid. Benitez has categorically denied suggestions that Bale would be sold. Continue reading Rafa Benitez has confirmed that the club’s record signing Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale is hoping for a new role with the arrival of Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez has already been confirmed to be the new manager of Real Madrid as he replaced Carlo Ancelotti who was sacked a few weeks ago. The Spanish manager signed a 3 year long contract with Real Madrid and now the president, Florentino Perez is hoping that with the arrival of Benitez, the club will be able to secure major titles which they failed to do in this recently concluded season.

A lot of doubts are surrounding Real Madrid involving Benitez and what formation he will be utilizing. Gareth Bale had a very impressive debut season as a player of Real Madrid as he helped the team in securing a Champions League and Copa del Rey title but Bale struggled to do anything really noteworthy ever since then.

The agent of Gareth Bale is Jonathan Barnett and he has revealed that the Welsh player is not feeling comfortable playing down the right wing and Bale is wishing that Benitez will use different formations as well as switch the position of players.

Manchester United is targeting Gareth Bale and the Premier League club is hoping they can sign him during the summer transfer window and if Benitez does not fulfill Gareth Bale’s wishes of being moved away from the right wing, the Welsh player might be interested in joining another club where he can perform at his best. Continue reading Gareth Bale is hoping for a new role with the arrival of Rafael Benitez

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