The first semi final clash of the 2016 Euro Championships will pit two of the world’s best players in Welshman Gareth Bale and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo when the two nations face off.
A lot of focus has been directed at the two given the play for the same team – Real Madrid and they will definitely play key roles for their teams but ahead of the match, Bale says the focus should not be on them.
He says it will be about Wales against Portugal and having already inspired Wales in this tournament, he will definitely be keen to lift his team against as they gun for their first ever final in the tournament.
“It’s not about two players, it is about two nations in a semi-final, 11 men against 11 men,” said Wales’ Bale.
“Everybody knows that really.” He said.
Bale became the world’s most expensive footballer when he joined Real from Tottenham for £85m in 2013, surpassing the £80m the Spanish club paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009.