Gareth Bale pushes away a cameraman after England thump Wales 3-0 in a frustrating night for his nation… as the forward has just eight touches and completes only one pass before being subbed at half time
Gareth Bale let his frustrations get the better of him after Wales lost to England, as he pushed away a cameraman following full-time.
Rob Page’s side crashed out of the World Cup after a dismal performance in their 3-0 defeat to England, meaning they finished bottom of Group A.
They ended the tournament with just one point and one goal, following losses to the Three Lions and Iran.
Gareth Bale let his frustrations get the better of him after Wales lost to England on Tuesday
At full-time, Bale was approached by a cameraman, but instead pushed the individual away
Bale had struggled on the night, being subbed at half-time as he didn’t want to be broadcast
It was a frustrating evening for Bale, who was subbed at half-time with a reported hamstring niggle after having just eight touches in the first half.
And following the game, when Bale went back onto the pitch to applaud the travelling Wales fans, a cameramen tried to capture his feelings and came up towards Bale.
However, the former Real Madrid and Tottenham star was in no mood to be broadcast across the world and pushed away the cameraman.
After Bale pushed the cameraman away, another individual got in the between the pair
Bale had scored Wales’s only goal of the tournament with his penalty against the USA but looked a shadow of his former self throughout the Cymru’s group games.
He was poor and failed to impact the match in their 2-0 loss to Iran, while he completed only one pass against England.
Many expect Tuesday’s game to be the last time Bale is seen in a Wales shirt but he insisted he wouldn’t retire – as long as he’s wanted by Page.
‘I hope to be there,’ Bale had said when questioned on having a role in Wales’ Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.
Bale struggled before being subbed at half-time, having just eight touches in 45 minutes
‘I’ll keep going as long as I can and as long as I’m wanted.’
Page also hoped to have Bale as part of his team when he was asked about his future ahead of the tournament.
Page said: ‘He will carry on. I expect him to be there. I do.’
‘I will tell you why, irrespective of what is going on in his career, he is always there for Wales. Whether he is playing or not at club level he just loves playing for Wales.
‘If we have two games back-to-back, I’ll say to him, “You’re not starting the second game, I’ll see how it goes and might need you late on”.’