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This week, the national teams have returned to take control of football news. The Real Madrid He has seen how a large group of his players have left to represent their respective countries, among them Gareth Bale. The Welshman, after a spectacular start of the season, has suffered some physical discomfort that prevented him from finishing the last matches played by the white team. However, Cardiff has traveled to his country to be together with his teammates.
In Madrid they are watching their star. The last course was already more than two months out due to injury, which made him lose his position as undisputed holder in the eleven. In Chamartín they do not want something similar to happen again this season, because without Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale is the reference in attack. For that reason they do not want to take risks, as it shows that, to the minimum annoyance Julen Lopetegui He has not hesitated to replace him and give way to another footballer.
On this occasion, the physical discomfort was nothing serious, so he decided to go to the call of Ryan Giggs. There were doubts about whether he would play against Spanish selection or not, but the Welsh coach has opted to follow the same line as Real Madrid and gave rest to his star in the friendly on Thursday.
No risk despite its importance
Nobody doubts that Bale is the star player of the Welsh selection. Without Real Madrid, the offensive potential of the team decreases considerably. However, despite this aspect, Giggs preferred to ensure that the '11' merengue did not suffer any major injury that could harm all parties involved.
It was the ideal setting for Bale, in Cardiff, before his people, and against a great national team such as Spanish. But, the important duel is next Tuesday. The Welsh face Ireland, and this time the meeting is official. Wales plays a large part of their aspirations to be first in their group in League B of the UEFA Nations League, and his presence in the team could be decisive on that occasion.
But, despite the importance of the duel, Giggs will continue to maintain the same line. The former player of Manchester United he assured before the game against Spain that there was a 50 percent chance that he would play against the Irish, but after that he did not show anything optimistic. The evolution in the next days will be the one that marks if Bale finally has overcome the muscular fatigue and is in perfect conditions to play the duel.
Madrid, pending before what is coming
At Real Madrid they are attentive to the evolution of their footballer with Wales. They hope that there is no problem that prevents Bale from returning in perfect condition to the capital of Spain since they hope to have it available for the next matches that they are fighting, and that they are of great importance for the merengue table in both The league like in the Champions League.
First they will face the I raised, party in which the whites hope to finally add a victory and turn around the situation in the domestic competition. The Viktoria Plzen will come later to measure the white team in the European tournament after the puncture in front of the CSKA Moscow. However, the decisive match will be the one that closes this October: The classic at Camp Nou. The whites play a lot against the Barcelona, and Lopetegui hopes to have Gareth Bale in this duel. His presence could be decisive to decant a match that could mean a blow at the merengue table in La Liga. However, the Basque coach will have to wait to see how the situation in Wales evolves and if Bale returns in perfect condition to Madrid.