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Bale is confident of reaching full fitness ahead of the World Cup


Bale has started just two matches since moving to MLS at the end of his time with Real Madrid.

But the forward has allayed concerns about his fitness as the World Cup in Qatar approaches.

“We have a plan in Los Angeles with what we’re doing,” said Bale, who was on international duty in the League of Nations encounters with Belgium and Poland.

“We don’t do too much at once. But we are smart and we are building ourselves for the last important part of the season. Hopefully that should put me in great shape for the World Cup.”

Bale has been hampered by injury problems during his time at Madrid and says it is important to manage his workload.

“The most important thing is to take each week as it comes,” he said. — It took a while to get things in order, but I’ve been playing games and training for the last 10 weeks and getting stronger.

“Hopefully that will be enough for me to help LAFC and eventually be ready for the World Cup.”

Wales boss Rob Page echoed Bale’s sentiments, saying it would be foolish to take any chances.

He said: “Gareth and I have always had a sensible approach to his planning and training. This camp will be no different. I’m not going to jeopardize that and risk him getting injured.

“I want him to return to his club fully fit and continue to improve ahead of the World Cup.”


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