Gareth Bale: Ryan Giggs says Wales will not be ‘stupid’ over fitness

Wales coach Ryan Giggs will speak to Gareth Bale to determine whether he can play in Monday’s friendly against Belarus, insisting he won’t be”stupid” regarding the Real Madrid forward’s fitness.
Bale, who also scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Azerbaijan on Friday, trained with the squad on Sunday afternoon and Giggs will discuss whether his talisman could be involved”either from the start or off the bench” from Belarus.
“He has got a big game the next Wednesday against Paris Saint-Germain away, I’ll speak to Gareth later,” Giggs said.
“He’s completed three 90 minutes now, or nearly 90 minutes from his past Real Madrid match. We are going to look at it.
“He looked fit another night, he had been anywhere, working hard, sprinting back – it was fantastic. He is the example.
“We won’t treat it like a training session but he would not have done anything else and today if he wasn’t likely to participate. We are going to see whether he could play a role in the game.
“We are not being stupid, as well. Given that he’s just two weeks behind everyone else. He’s not got seven or six matches .”
Giggs says he knows the criticism directed at him following his negative it late to snatch a win against Azerbaijan, but told fans not to expect successes as he gets to grips with his most powerful line-up.
“The difficulty was that it was really good or really bad, we must balance that.”
“You do not often win 4-0 in international football.
“I made a huge attempt on Friday to play with players that are fit and then you can have an impact sub like Jonny Williams, that can change games”
Bale himself insisted that he was fit and available for selection, along with the 30-year-old is convinced Giggs’ men can be eligible for Euro 2020.
He said:”I wouldn’t be here wasting my time if I didn’t think we could (qualify). I believe the fans think we could do it and we need them as our 12th man.”
Bale believes Wales are progressing under Giggs and included:”We are working hard on enhancing. We’ve played better in some games than others”

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