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.
Wales lost by 3-0 to Sweden as they prepare for their first group game against Slovakia in Bordeaux on Saturday 11th. The Euro 2016 is the first at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup for Wales. The game revealed that the team has a lot of improvements ahead of the tournament. Sweden took the lead in the first half with star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting-up Emil Forsberg for the goal. Wales were visibly frustrated with the loss but Coleman keeps insisting that the game would not affect them at the tournament. Wales will play England, Russia and Slovakia in France.