Gareth Bale, the captain of Wales, claims he will be fully ready for the World Cup in November in Qatar.
Since joining Los Angeles FC this summer, the 33-year-old has made 11 appearances and registered two goals.
Even though he has only made two starts in those appearances for the MLS team, the attacker insists he will be prepared for Wales’ opening encounter of the tournament against the USMNT on November 21. To aid him along the way, the striker has been following a specific workout regimen.
He said: “We have a plan in LA with what we’re doing. “We’re not doing too much straight away”.
He also mentioned that every footballer wanted to play as much as they could.
Even though he has not played a full 90 minutes for his new club, Gareth Bale has promised to reach peak fitness for Wales’ World Cup attempt.
When his contract with Real Madrid expired in the summer, Bale joined Los Angeles FC. He has scored twice in 11 MLS games thus far.
In the meantime, as Wales completes their preparations for the World Cup, manager Rob Page confesses that he is “dreading” naming his final World Cup selection.
By November 13, the 32 national team managers must announce their 26-man teams. Page will be watching his team’s next Nations League matches against Belgium tonight and at home against Poland on Sunday for any last-minute cues.
Wales has never before qualified for the World Cup, and Page has a team that basically chooses itself, but some players on the fringe will still have to wait anxiously.