Bale to miss Wales’ Nations League clash against Ireland

Gareth Bale

The Republic of Ireland team for the Uefa Nations League tie against Wales has been named.

Wilson's goal in the 58th minute was a close copy of his dead ball strike against Manchester United for Derby and Giggs said he was more pleased at this latest effort.

Ryan Giggs' compared Harry Wilson's free-kick expertise to former Manchester United team-mate David Beckham after he scored the victor in Wales' win over Republic of Ireland.

After a drab first half at the Aviva Stadium, Wilson needed no second invitation when Harry Arter needlessly fouled Connor Roberts on the edge of the Irish area.

The Liverpool loanee thumped a remarkable set-piece past Jose Mourinho's side as Derby County took Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup on penalties.

It's a special talent to be able to do that.

So proud. They dug in, right to the end, and it was a really brilliant second-half performance.

"He does it all the time in training; it's practice, practice, practice".

Wales are already guaranteed a place in pot two of the draw for Euro 2020 qualifying, and a win against Denmark in their next outing will secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League.

It's not easy when you miss players of that quality, but the players who stepped in did brilliant.

"He was just magnificent, a real captain's performance".

"They have a great spirit, we lack a little bit of technical ability".

He was one of several Wales players who struggled during Thursday's 4-1 friendly drubbing by Spain, taken off at half-time after Giggs' side had conceded three goals in the first half. "He defended and did all the hard stuff, which then gave us the platform for the chances at the end".



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