Gareth Bale feels on good World Cup path despite lack of playing time

  • Wales captain has started two of his 11 MLS appearances
  • Bale says ‘we’re being clever’ and aim is ‘great shape’ for Qatar

Gareth Bale is adamant he is on a “good path” to be in prime condition to lead Wales at their first World Cup in 64 years, despite not completing a full game since signing for Los Angeles FC. Bale has started two matches and made nine substitute appearances since moving to the United States in June.

Bale joined the Major League Soccer club after leaving Real Madrid. The 33-year-old’s most recent appearance was as a 63rd-minute substitute in LAFC’s 3-1 win over Houston on Monday. The Wales captain arrived in Cardiff on Tuesday evening and trained on Wednesday morning with the squad.

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