Bale hails ‘incredible’ triumph

Gareth Bale hailed Wales’ “incredible” 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals as the Real Madrid star warned Portugal “we believe in ourselves”.

Bale took a backseat on Friday as Ashley Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes instead got on the scoresheet to not only make history for Wales, who achieved their best finish at a major tournament, but also set up a last-four clash between the No 11 and his Madrid clubmate Cristiano Ronaldo.

“It feels incredible. We fully believed we could get this far. We said we'd give it a good go. We're enjoying the journey,” he said after the game, AFP reports.

"We fought as hard as anyone. We covered every blade of grass. I think we deserve to be in the semi-finals. We believe in ourselves. We know what we’re doing.”

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