Wales’ goal scorer in Thursday’s Euro Championship group B fixture involving England and The Dragons Gareth Bale believes his side is still in contention for qualification to the next round of the competition in France.
The Real Madrid man opened scoring in Lens to put Wales in the driving seat with three minutes left on the clock in the first half but two second half goals from England’s subs Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge condemned Bale and his troops to their first defeat of the tournament.
Bale in an interview after the electrifying encounter said as much as they were disappointed with the final result, there’s still a strong believe within the squad that they can grab one of the two available tickets to the Euro 2016 round of 16.
“We are disappointed that we lost this game because the lads worked hard today but unfortunately we could not get the desired result.
“I think we are still in the thick of it. There’s a final group game against Russia who will be fighting for a win to remain in the competition and just like every other game, we will do our best to win and qualify for the next round of the competition.” Bale told UEFA
Bale’s 42 minute opener was his second goal of the tournament off a second free kick. The former Tottenham man has now scored 21 international goals in Wales’ colors. He scored his first of the Championship against Slovakia off a free kick.