Cardiff City Stadium

Next Game

Wales v Belgium

Friday, 12 June 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group B

Last Game

Israel 0 - 3 Wales

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 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

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Ian Harte one of seven players leaving Bournemouth

Republic of Ireland international Ian Harte is among seven players being allowed to leave Premier League-bound Bournemouth.

Jose Mourinho agrees new Chelsea deal, claim reports

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his contract, according to reports.

Brendan Rodgers says he will be a better manager at Liverpool next season

Brendan Rodgers believes he "will be a better manager" next season, and has criticised the "short-termism" that has threatened to dislodge him at Liverpool.

Mail Box

Coutinho Better Than Cazorla And Cesc...

Philippe Coutinho has outperformed Santi Cazorla AND Cesc Fabregas, while Arsenal need no new signings. We also have mails on Olivier Giroud and shopping lists...

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

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