Wales do not have to travel far as they head to Scotland ahead of a World Cup qualifying round. Both Scottish and Welsh fans will have their eyes firmly on the man of the moment, Gareth Bale.

In the 2012/13 season, Gareth Bale has scored three goals in four World Cup qualifiers for The Dragons this season. This evidently shows his tremendous form that he is showing for his national team.

However, Wales, as a team are not performing and seem to be relying on Bale for his spectacular performances.  Since September, the Welsh team have only won two games out of six, where they were also beaten 6-1 by Serbia.

Wales did however beat Scotland in October by 2 goals to 1. The hero of the night was the Welsh Wizard, as he hit the equaliser and then smashed home a brilliant 20 yard strike to give Wales the three points. 

It may be hard for Bale to establish himself as a Welsh Legend - the team he has that surround him are not up to his standards – even though it is hard to be on his level. Without a solid force behind him which can defend the Welsh keeper and feed Gareth, it’s hard to win games on just one spectacular performance.

There have been international ‘flops’ from the very best players in the world. One of these is the so called best player in the world – Lionel Messi.

He averages less than a goal a game at international level, which seems to be fairly shocking as he scored 91 goals within the whole of 2012.

Bale may not be able to win the World Cup for his team, but this will not make him a flop. His performances have been inspiring so far, maybe we could see some surprising results if they manage to qualify. 


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