Despite not having played for Real Madrid since August 28 against Real Betis, Gareth Bale was picked in Wales’ starting XI for their World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Saturday evening.
Under Carlo Ancelotti, the Welshman got off to a good start, appearing in the first two LaLiga Santander games of the season, but he was hurt in training and has been out for the last two months.
He was called up by Wales for the November international window after returning to training last week.
On Saturday, Bale will play his 100th game for his country, and it will be his fourth appearance of the season. He has only made three appearances for Real Madrid.
Bale remarked earlier this week, “I’m ready.” “Obviously, I’m not at my best right now,” she says, “but I’ve worked hard to get back in time, and I’m as good as I can be right now.” I haven’t played in over two months, so I’m out of practice, but I’ll give it my all. I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to finish the game, but I’ll give it my all since that’s what I expect of myself.”
Wales are unlikely to win their group, but their success in the Nations League has already won them a playoff spot.