Bale eyeing success with Wales

Gareth Bale, Wales; Football

Wales superstar forward Gareth Bale is determined to help his country win the China Cup by beating Uruguay in the final.

The Real Madrid star, who last week netted a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over China to become Wales’s all-time goal scorer, said winning a trophy with his country would be ‘massive’.

Bale has enjoyed a lot of success at club level with Madrid, but is still searching for his first trophy with the national team.

Bales told BBC Radio Wales: “To win any trophy is always good, but for your country it is that bit more special.

“It would be massive. You have it in your heart, in your blood, you want to make your whole country proud.

“So whether it's a tournament like we are in now, or whether it's a Euros or the World Cup, it's always important to win trophies.“It would be great to have some more success with Wales and we will try to enjoy it as best we can.”

However, Ryan Giggs’ side will not be at the World Cup in Russia and Bale admitted it's a big disappointment having done well at the EURO 2016.

Bale added: “It was a massive disappointment not to reach this summer's World Cup, after an "incredible experience" at Euro 2016.

“I suppose losing and missing out makes us even more hungry to try to qualify for the next campaign.”

He added: “Every single player will tell you they want to play at the highest level for their country and that's the World Cup or the Euros.

“We don't just wanted to qualify for one or two tournaments, we want to be qualifying for every tournament we enter.

“It's a chance for us to keep building on what we've done, and build a strong squad for the future to keep on qualifying to be competitive in qualification and in tournaments.”