Next Game

Israel v Wales

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group B

Last Game

Belgium 0 - 0 Wales

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group B

Bale eyeing Euro 2016

Gareth Bale believes that Wales are in good stead for the qualifying stages of Euro 2016 after he starred in a 3-1 friendly win over Iceland.

Last Updated: 05/03/14 at 23:41 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Eyeing Euro 2016 after Wales' win over Iceland

Gareth Bale: Eyeing Euro 2016 after Wales' win over Iceland

The 24-year-old claimed the Man of the Match award after setting up the first two and scoring the third in a comfortable victory at the Cardiff City stadium.

Goals from James Collins and Sam Vokes, either side of an Ashley Williams own goal, had put the hosts ahead before Bale wrapped things up with a fine solo effort.

Chris Coleman's side have realistic hopes of reaching France 2016, with Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium, Israel, Cyprus and Andorra drawn alongside them in Group B.

Qualifying gets underway in September and Bale thinks that friendly wins like this provide the perfect way to warm up for it.

"Obviously it was an important game for us that we had tonight and the next friendly to prepare for the qualifying campaign," he told Sky Sports.

"I think we made good work of it."

Speaking of his 70-minute wait for a goal, Bale added: "It was a bit frustrating that I couldn't quite get it but the important thing is that we get the win and we play well. To cap it off with a goal was nice."

After featuring for Real Madrid heavily in recent weeks, there were doubts over his involvement ahead of the game, but Bale insists he remains committed to the cause.

"I always said that it's an honour to play for my country and if I'm fit I'll come and play," he said. "I enjoyed it. I enjoyed being around the boys so it's nice to be here.

"We're a squad that's been together for a while now and hopefully we can start delivering a bit more. I think the more games we play together, the more we believe."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Luis Figo enters race to challenge Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidential election

Former Ballon d'Or winner Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand for the FIFA presidency.

Transfer news: Fiorentina will only consider Juan Cuadrado sale if Chelsea meet 35m euro asking price

Sky sources say Fiorentina will not sell Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea this month unless their full 35m euro asking price is met.

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Mail Box

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company