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Bale is happy with Wales’ performance against Switzerland

Sat 12 June 2021 | 18:46

Gareth Bale thinks Wales’ performance in their draw against Switzerland can be their springboard.



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Gareth Bale

has talked about his side’s performance hoping that it would be the beginning of a string of such performances.

Switzerland scored the first goal of the match, but Wales leveled the match to have only one defeat in their last 14 competitive matches.

"Both teams tried to play. It was a little bit tense, but it's not a bad result and we take the positives," Bale told BBC Sport. "We wanted to win the game and had chances, but so did they. 

"When you go 1-0 down and you can crumble but we showed a lot of grit and character like always and we showed our class to fight back and get the goal.

"We worked very hard. It's hard in this heat. I'm proud of the boys. After the match we said we need to use this as a springboard.

"We now need to recover and move onto the next game."

In their next Euro 2020 clash, Rob Page’s men will face Turkey, who was beaten by Italy in their first match and are looking to change things around in their second clash.

Rob Page thinks like Bale, insisting that his squad can use their performance to be motivated.

"We wanted a positive start and it feels like a win in the changing room. We had to dig deep at the end and we had a bit of Lady Luck,"


told BBC Sport.

"Turkey are a different opposition to what we've faced today, but we will have to be solid and well organized again.

"Italy have quality in abundance and we respect Turkey too. It's all about focusing on that now and we will be preparing for that test now.

"That's the foundations. If we need to dig in we will but we've proved we can play."

source: SportMob