Ryan Giggs explains why he hasn't watched Gareth Bale play for Real Madrid this season


Wales will look to continue their impressive start to the UEFA Nations League when they take on Denmark in Cardiff on November 16.

Ryan Giggs’ side sit top of their group with six points from two matches.

They take on the only nation to beat them in the tournament - Denmark secured a 2-0 win in Aarhus in September - but Giggs will be confident in front of a home crowd.

Gareth Bale is available after missing last month’s matches against Spain and the Republic of Ireland due to muscle fatigue.

Joining up with his Wales teammates could benefit Bale given how things are going for him at Real Madrid.

Bale has gone seven games without a goal and was whistled off by some Los Blancos supporters in the 2-0 win against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

To compound Bale’s misery, former Real striker Jorge Valdano claimed that the 29-year-old’s £85.3 million transfer fee had “created this illusion he’s some sort of world superstar”.

Giggs hasn't watched Bale

So, is his form a concern to Giggs?

Well, not really. Mainly because the Wales boss hasn’t been watching.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Giggs admitted that he hasn’t see much of Bale this season.

And the reason why? He doesn’t have Eleven Sports, the channel that shows La Liga matches in the United Kingdom.


“I’ve not seen many of his games,” Giggs said, per The Sun's Phil Cadden.

“They are not on Sky. They are on Eleven Sports - I haven't got that!”

That’s a pretty ridiculous explanation for not watching one of your own players, Ryan.

But, in fairness to Giggs, he knows that Bale is Wales’ most important player and probably feels that he doesn’t need to monitor his form.


"We are talking about a world-class player who never lets his country down," Giggs added.

Wales take on Denmark on November 16 in their Nations League decider before playing a friendly match against Albania four days later.

Anderlecht defender James Lawrence, 26, has also been called up to the squad.

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