Saturday October 12 2019
Gareth Bale dismisses injury fears on Wales duty

Gareth Bale has dismissed concerns over an injury he suffered on international duty with Wales.

The Real Madrid star pulled up with a knee injury during Wales' 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifying game away in Slovakia on October 10th, but he had moved to ease worries that he is set for a spell on the sidelines.

"I am fine, and fit to play.

"I get a knock on the knee, but some ice at the end of the game has sorted the issue."

Bale was booked in a bad tempered game in Trnava, and he added that he was relieved not to receive a second yellow card for a late foul on Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.

The 30-year old will remain with Ryan Giggs' squad for the second qualifier on October 13th, as they welcome group leaders Croatia - and Real Madrid team mate Luka Modric - to Cardiff.

Wales are currently fourth in Group F, and they need a positive result against the World Cup finalists to keep their Euro 2020 qualification hopes alive.

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