Gareth Bale says Wales should learn ‘dark arts’ before WC after Netherlands defeat
Wales must learn the ‘dark arts’ to break up the game when necessary after Gareth Bale won a late winner at home to the Netherlands in the Nations League on Wednesday (June 8). Wales, who secured their place in the World Cup with a playoff win against Ukraine, equalized in the second minute of stoppage time, but failed to watch the game as Vout Weghorst later won 2–1 with a diving header. snatched away
Weghorst’s goal came after Frankie de Jong faced several Welsh challenges in midfield and Bell said one of his teammates should have fouled the Dutch player to stop him. “It was hard to get the Equalizer and then give up, but we have to learn the dark arts to take him down,” Bell, who came in the 77th minute, told broadcaster S4C.
“We need to use this as a learning experience. If it happens again in the World Cup, we need to do what we need to do…
Interim manager Page said Wales were not ‘good enough down the road’ to get the result. “It was a good opportunity but we were naive in watching the game outside. It is a valuable lesson to be learned,” he said.
Wales, grouped with the United States, Iran and England in Qatar, will host Belgium in the Nations League on Saturday. The Netherlands beat Wales 2-1 after a dramatic late finish in the Nations League on Wednesday, bringing the hosts back down to earth after securing World Cup qualification over the weekend.
Wout Weghorst won the game for the Dutch, scoring with a header four minutes into stoppage time, shortly after a late draw was snatched by Wales, when Rhys Norrington-Davies netted two minutes into stoppage time.
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Tun Koopminers opened the scoring five minutes into the second half and gave the visitors the lead when coach Louis van Gaal replaced his entire team with the side that beat Belgium 4-1 last Friday in their League A group four. campaign was launched. ,
Wales also rested some of their senior squad members after winning the World Cup for the first time in 64 years when they beat Ukraine 1-0 on Sunday, allowing fringe players to claim selection in the Qatar-bound squad. Permission granted.
Despite both sides’ bright looks in the first half, Wells was caught early in the second half when the Koopminers found a pocket of space to open home fire from the edge of the field with his weak right foot, which was carried by debutant Jerdi Schouten. Was established.
(with Reuters inputs)