Gareth Bale insists he is focused on the Euros with Wales and has once again refused to give away anything on his future at Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale has insisted that he is focused on this summer’s Euros with Wales and that he is now willing to discuss his future until after the tournament.
The Real Madrid star said after the final game of his Tottenham loan spell that he knows where his future lies after this summer. However, he claimed it would “cause chaos” if he revealed it now.
Bale will lead Wales at this summer’s European Championship and was asked at a squad media day to address reports in Spain that he could retire after the tournament.
“Obviously there’s been a lot of things written about whether I’m doing this and doing that,” Bale said as quoted by Daily Star.
“For me, the main thing is I don’t want to say anything that’s going to cause more chaos or more drama or cause a distraction. I just want to focus on this Euros.”
Wales start their campaign against Switzerland in Baku on June 12 before playing Turkey in the Azerbaijani capital four days later.
Robert Page’s side then complete their group fixtures against Italy in Rome on June 20.
Bale added: “I don’t need any distractions going into it, during it.
“I’m fully focused 110 per cent on Wales. That’s all my mind is on.
“I don’t want to cause any problems anywhere because I know things can get mixed in the media and people start making headlines.
“I don’t want to cause any distractions for myself or for the team. My sole focus is on Wales, this Euros and nothing else. Anything else about my career, my future, will be sorted after.”