Gareth Bale breaks today Ian Rush’s longtime held record of Wales leading goal scorer. The Welshman scored a hat-trick on his China tour to become Wales all-time leading goal scorer. Ian rush has 28 goals to his name from 66 appearances, and Bale took 69 matches to surpass former Liverpool legend. He was in no rush to break Ian Rush record and he chooses the right moment to celebrate his record-breaking goal.
Bale hasn’t scored since Nov 2016 for his country. He is not having a good spell at Real Madrid, whether it’s injuries or fitness, the truth is Welshman has found himself more on the bench rather on the pitch. He could have easily avoided going on China tour, but he opted to represent his country.
Gareth Bale is proving rather popular in China!
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— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) March 20, 2018
The credit must go to Ryan Giggs, Wales’s new manager. Former Manchester United legend starts his journey as Wales coach today and he wanted his best player beside him. Bale completed a journey of 7500 miles to be with his new manager and rest become history.
Ryan Giggs registered the biggest win as a debut manager. Wales beats China 6-0, and hero of the match was Gareth Bale. Real Madrid star scored his first hat-trick for his country. It was a pride moment for him as he took his tally to 29 goals.
He surpassed Ian Rush on a very special occasion. It was his one of daughter’s birthday. He was playing in a country where footballers are destined to go to increase their popularity and Bale was already popular there. His new manager needed a good start of his career and he chooses to serve well for him.
On a personal level, Bale needed a performance like this to boost his morale. He has got very limited time on the pitch lately. Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane has given preference to Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez instead of him. He needed to show the character when he his away from Santiago Bernabeu and he did.
Bale has been linked with a move to Premier League as his presence on the pitch has got limited at Real Madrid. Manchester United is targeting the Real Madrid man, but it’s expected Bale can return to his former club Tottenham Hotspur as well. Let’s see how things turn out for him in coming months, but right now enjoy his goal fest in China.