EURO 2020: Gareth Bale storms off from interview when asked about international future

See why Gareth Bale walked off a post-match interview after Wales' 4-0 defeat against Denmark in the Round of 16.

Bale walks off the interview
Bale walks off the interview

Gareth Bale and Wales suffered a huge 4-0 defeat against Denmark in their Round of 16 match at the Johan Cryuff Arena on Saturday. The Welsh team were completely overpowered by their rivals and looked very poor on the pitch.

The frustration was clearly visible in the Wale captain’s face after their terrible loss and the attacked let it get the better of him while facing the post-match interview. Bale had a couple of attempts in the first-half but couldn’t trouble Kasper Schmeichel for most of the match that was dominated by Denmark.

Wales coach Rob Page has defended Gareth Bale’s actions of walking off the interview

Gareth Bale complains to the referee
Gareth Bale complains to the referee

Gareth Bale, 31, has refused to comment on his club or international future during EURO 2020, and when a BBC reporter asked if he had just played his final game for Wales, he walked away from the interview.

The player has made 96 appearances for his national side and a lot of speculation surrounded his future as reports said that he was contemplating an early retirement from the sport.

Before abruptly walking out of the post-match interview, he complained about some of the decisions made by German referee Siebert, which he believed cost them the game. He was not wrong in his analysis altogether as Denmark’s second goal came after a foul had been made on Moore high up the pitch. The referee allowed the play to continue and it resulted in a goal for Dolberg.

However after the game, Wales coach Rob Page defended Bale’s actions and told a news conference: “He’s disappointed, why would he want to answer a question about his future? He’s hurting.

“It’s an insensitive question, he’s done the right thing by walking away and gathering his thoughts. It’s about the group and what we do moving forward.”

And it still remains to be seen, what Gareth Bale’s future holds both on both the club and international fronts as he faces a return back to Real Madrid this summer. At just 31 years of age, and for a player of his caliber it would be a very shocking decision if he eventually decides to retire from international football considering Wales can potentially play in the FIFA World Cup next year in Qatar.

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