Gareth Bale expressed his happiness at leading the Welsh national team in its second World Cup appearance in its history.

Coach Rob Page’s team is preparing to face the United States of America on Monday, in Wales’ first appearance in the tournament since losing to Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 1958 edition.

Bale will lead the Wales national team in the World Cup after he participated as a substitute and scored a goal for his team, Los Angeles FC, in the American League final against Union of Philadelphia, in which his team won on penalties after the end of the match, 3-3.

After that match last October, the former Real Madrid striker revealed that he was not fully ready, at a press conference in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Sunday, but he did not express any concerns about the matter.

Bale said: I’m in the place I want, it’s the night before the first game and I’m ready.

He added: We trained hard throughout the past week, to adapt to the heat and the time difference and we have no excuses now, we did the hard work and now it is time for the match.

Bill continued: We hope that we can perform well and required of us.

Bale is the historic top scorer for Wales in major tournaments, as he played a major role in qualifying for the 2016 European Nations Cup semi-finals and the round of sixteen in the 2020 edition, when he was captain of the team.

The Welsh team is in Group Two of the tournament, along with Iran, America and England.

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