Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale returns to Wales duty on a crest of a wave

Wales Captain Gareth Bale returns to international duty this week on the back of fine form for Real Madrid.

The 30-year-old striker will be in action for Wales against Azerbaijan and Belarus this international week and comes fresh and oozing with confidence thanks to some recent fine performances for the Whites.

After almost being publically shunted out by coach Zinedine Zidane over the summer – told it would be best if the Welshman would find a new destinstion – the player has knuckled down and fought hard to salvage his career in Spain. 

That work seems to be paying off as Bale, who scored eight goals in 29 games last season, has become a fixture in Madrid's starting 11.

He scored two crucial goals last weekend at Villareal before being sent off late on but it caps a remarkable turnaround for the player who had almost both feet out of the door in the capital only a matter of weeks ago.

Now the Welshman, free of injury and full of confidence, aims to carry his good form into his international duty in these upcoming Euro 2020 qualification matches and add to his tally of being the countries record goal scorer – with 31 goals in 77 appearances.

A hero now for Wales and perhaps, in time with Real Madrid.

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