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Leeds winger reflects on Bale’s century run for Wales

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Leeds United winger Daniel James spoke about his national teammate Gareth Bale as he moves closer to a century run for Wales.

Leeds United winger Daniel James talked about Gareth Bale’s authority in the Wales squad ahead of the Real Madrid star’s pending 100th appearance for his nation.

The 32-year-old has made a phenomenal impact on James when on international duty together. The young Welsh winger joined Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the summer from Manchester United after falling down the pecking order.

However, James has yet to reach his maximum potential at Leeds but believes that football will bring much more for him in the future.

While he keeps his focus on his club duties, he could not help but praise his national teammate. Bale, who is inching close to 100 caps for Wales, has been a point of learning for the Leeds star.

Speaking to FIFA.com, James said: “Gareth has had an unbelievable career. It’s a privilege to play with him on the same team. It’s funny to think he started as a left-back really, a wing-back. 

“The game that always comes to mind was that Inter Milan game when he tore Maicon apart. Ever since then he’s just improved.”

“He deservedly got a move to Real Madrid and he hasn’t let anyone down – four Champions League, lots of other trophies. He’s been absolutely unbelievable for them.”

“And he’s been unbelievable for us and continues to be – on and off the pitch. He brings so much to the squad. He’s great with us players. He’s just so nice.” 

“He always gives his words of wisdom, he’s a bit of a captain as well. He’s great before the game. He just loves playing for Wales. It’s great for the boys.”