Bale was instrumental in helping his team close the deficit on Qatar by scoring two game-winning goals.
Gareth Bale is still stirring a commotion in Spain after proving his doubters wrong once more following Wales’ crucial 2-1 victory in Cardiff. The Real Madrid star couldn’t seem to get away from his critics, telling them that they should be ashamed of themselves.
With a win over Austria in their play-off semi-final, Gareth Bale produced two magnificent goals in a vintage individual effort to move Wales closer to qualifying for their first World Cup since 1958.
Wales will now play either Scotland or Ukraine in their play-off final, a one-off match that was supposed to take place next Tuesday but was postponed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
That was a win for Wales, and they are persisted, their attacking line-up – which included Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James, and Harry Wilson from the beginning – playing with fantastic excitement.
During both goal celebrations, Bale was impassioned, shouting down the camera in a signal to Real Madrid, which he dismissed after the game.
I really shouldn’t need to send a message, to be honest. It’s awful, and they should all be ashamed of themselves. I’m unconcerned.
His spectacular performance in Spain provoked a heated debate in El Chiringuito’s studio, with one presenter asking Real Madrid to immediately fire Bale.
The 32-year-old has only played two hours of football for Real Madrid in the last six months, and speculation about his fitness has dominated the build-up to this game, with the captain himself speculating that this could be his final World Cup campaign.
If they are successful in securing a place in Qatar, the former Tottenham midfielder will need to find a new club before the end of the season in order to be fit for the tournament.