The delayed Euro 2020 tournament was much the same as the last Premier League season for Gareth Bale. The Welshman showed flashes of his brilliance but didn’t take matches by the scruff of the neck and drag his team to victory.
Wales’ fans excitement after a successful group stage was quickly extinguished on Saturday as Denmark proved far too strong for them in a game where Bale had an early chance but couldn’t exert much authority on proceedings.
While Bale has stated he wants to continue to play for Wales, can the same be said for Tottenham?
The Welshman still has a part to play for his country according to former Premier League star Ashley Williams who sat down with Instagram sensation Munya Chawawa for Just Eat’s Home Advantage video series.
Just Eat’s Home Advantage looks to bring the best of food and football together, as Munya orders a takeaway with some of the UK’s favourites footballers each week throughout the tournament.
Williams praised Bale’s leadership qualities throughout the tournament. “We saw a lot of leadership, he’s been a real team player and did a lot of defensive work.”
The former Swansea defender recognises that Rob Page can’t rely solely on Bale like previous managers might of: “When you reach the latter stages of the tournament, you need to see more of the ‘old’ Gareth Bale, the maverick style, getting on the ball and doing his usual magic. A bit like the performance against Turkey.”
Catch the latest episode of Just Eat’s Home Advantage below