Gareth Bale has admitted time is running out for many of the Wales players to realize a dream of playing in the World Cup.
Gareth Bale has hinted there is a special motivation in the Wales camp regarding qualification for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
The Dragons are yet to make an appearance in the World Cup since 1958, and there are hopes their long absence could come to an end this time around.
Over recent years, Wales have significantly improved, and one proof of that is the fact that they are making a second consecutive appearance in the European Championships. It might be a normal feat for some but it hasn’t happened for the Welsh national team in quite a while. In the last edition five years ago, they even made it to the semi-finals.
Before the Euros begin in June, Wales will begin their World Cup qualifying campaign and Bale is eager to see his side end their long absence in the country’s premier competition.
“Over the last six or seven years, we’ve got better and better, qualifying for two major tournaments now but the next step is to keep qualifying, not just doing it now and again,” he said to Sky Sports.
“We have an expectation to qualify and we’ll of course be doing our best to try and do that.”
“It’s a bit strange having the World Cup qualifiers when we haven’t actually played the Euros yet, but as soon as we come here we know it’s an important game.”
“Qualifying for a World Cup is the dream, any player would be lying if they said they didn’t want to be playing in it.”
“So yeah, it probably is our last chance for us to qualify for it as a group. It’s one of those things, we’re going to try and give everything we can to try and do that. We know it’s going to be difficult but we’re going to give it everything.”
Bale has hit form at the right time and will be hoping to carry his new-found form with Tottenham into national colors as well.