Gareth Bale Missed Wales Training Before The UEFA Nations League Clash

Real Madrid continued down to Alaves this weekend, but has traveled to meet with Ryan Giggs’ team ahead of the clash in Dublin next week. WALES faces an anxious wait to see if Gareth Bale will be fit for the UEFA Nations League clash against Ireland next week. Real Madrid ace joined Ryan Giggs’ team in Cardiff on Sunday but missed training this morning as his injury was assessed.

Bale, 29, finished at the end of Real’s 1-0 La Liga defeat to Alave’s Saturday but still traveled to Wales. But it will be seen if he plays against Martin O’Neill’s side on Aviva Stadium next Tuesday. Wales watches Bale daily and Giggs will not take any risks to his talisman for his side coming friendly against Spain on Thursday. Giggs talked about Bale’s fitness last week: “Sometimes it’s not easy, especially for people like Gareth.

“They are in the middle of the Champions League, so there is a midweek game and in Real Madrid, you must win each game. It’s just getting that balance, how many minutes does he play if he misses a game and what’s best for us and Real. Of course, I’d prefer to play every minute in each game. We do a lot of work between camps that record the minutes some players have played. So we try to get it right with regard to training and playing time.”

Whatever is his aptitude, Wales plans to honor Bale with a “Golden Boot” prize prior to Thursday’s friendly marking his record 30 goals for his country. Dragons return to the First City Stadium for the first time in seven and a half years after playing at Cardiff City Stadium. Giggs’ side then goes to the Dublin for Nations League game five days later.