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Bale hails Wales’ character in win over Czech Republic

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Gareth Bale was pleased with his side’s all-display after they labored to a narrow victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday night.

Gareth Bale was instrumental as Wales secured a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Welsh side have not taken part in the global tournament since 1958, with disappointment coming into the fray anytime they get close.

There might be hope to achieve just that this time around, with the Welsh captain recently speaking on his optimism about his side’s hopes of qualification.

In their latest outing against Czech Republic, Bale delivered the cross for Daniel James’ late winning goal on Tuesday.

James headed home from cross nine minutes from time to get Wales’ campaign up and running after their opening defeat in Belgium last week.

Both sides had been reduced to 10 men following separate second-half incidents, Patrik Schick for the Czech Republic and Wales wing-back Connor Roberts.

Speaking after the game, Bale said as per Sky Sports: “We showed a lot of heart and desire to match a very physical team.

“It was very chaotic, especially second half, but we were ready and kept going until the end and the most important thing is to get that winner.

“We need to win games to qualify and we want to win every game, football doesn’t always go the way you expect it to.”

The win meant Wales have now won five consecutive games at home for the first time since 1993.