The Welsh attacker, Gareth Bale, only touched the ball seven times in the 45 minutes he played in the match against the England team

Forward Gareth Bale must not only deal with the sadness that Wales’ elimination from the Qatar 2022 World Cup represents , but also with the hamstring injury he sustained during the match.

Wales manager Robert Page confirmed during the post-match press conference that Bale had to pull out of the match due to injury.

Gareth Bale’s change came surprisingly, when he did not take the field for the second half , and after a first half where he only touched the ball seven times.

“ I had a hamstring problem. I was going to try to push and get out, but against England I knew I needed all my players 100%. He wanted the best for the team and he understood it,” said the coach.

“I don’t think it’s the last time you’ll see him in a Wales shirt,” Robert Page added to rumors of Bale’s retirement from the national team.

Meanwhile, the Welshman assured that he will continue “as long as they can and want to. It is a difficult moment, but this does not stop. The qualifying phase for the Eurocup begins in March and I want to be there”.

The Wales team was eliminated in the third game of the Group Stage, after losing 3-0 to England.

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