Ashley Williams praises 'super human' Gareth Bale

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Ashley Williams believes Gareth Bale demonstrated that he was 'super human' in Wales' 3-1 win against Iceland on Wednesday - and believes the Real Madrid star can inspire his country to Euro 2016 qualification.

Bale put in a stunning performance at the Cardiff City Stadium, providing an assist for James Collins' opener before rounding off a rampaging run from the half-way line with a brilliant finish to seal the win. 

The 24-year-old became the most expensive player on the planet when he joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in a deal worth around £82 million - and Williams believes that he is showing that he's worth every penny.

When what had changed about Bale since he joined Madrid, the Swansea defender said: "The ability to be super-human!

"He just makes the game look easy. We knew he was a good player anyway but he had a great night.

"It was unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it. He is a great player.

"He can win games on his own. We will do our best to play our part and it isn't a one-man team, but we have got one of the best players in the world. Let's not hide from that fact.

"He is going to be massive for us and hopefully he can stay injury-free.

"If that happens I am sure we have always got a chance if he is in the side."

With qualification for Euro 2016 expanded so that the top two teams from each group go through, with third place entering a play-off, Wales stand a better chance of reaching their first major tournament since 1976.

Chris Coleman's side have been drawn in Group B alongside Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Cyprus, and Andorra.

Williams believes that with Bale fit and firing, they stand their best chance of qualifying in years.

"We are all committed [to qualifying] and he is no different," he added. "He didn't turn up and just put the shirt on. He has never done that.

"He is committed, like the whole team. He is enthusiastic about playing.

"For the last couple of years and the last few camps, everyone has been here that can be here.

"That is important for us and hopefully that will continue.

"I don't want to stand here and tell you, as I have done for the last few campaigns, that it is the time and then not deliver.

"But I would just say we feel confident and are comfortable doing what we're doing.

"We'll just see, but inside the camp we feel like we can do it. Why not?"

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