Harry Wilson’s superb strike was not enough for Ryan Giggs’s side as Wales slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Belgium in the World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier.
Wales’s star player Gareth Bale seemed unhappy with the way his country has played. The former Real Madrid star remarked “when you make mistakes, you get punished” on the Cymru’s inability to hold the lead.
The Cymrus went ahead with a superb goal from Harry Wilson in the 10th minute of the match. Yet to their misery, Man City wizard Kevin De Bruyne equalised for Belgium. Thorgan Hazard scored the second goal while Romelu Lukaku scored the third from the penalty spot to securing the match for Belgium
Bale, who made an assist in the game, conveyed to Sky Sports in an interview, “It was great to get an early goal, it was going well, but a few sloppy mistakes let them back in. We knew they are a great team and obviously, when you make mistakes, you get punished.”
Bale wants Wales to come back stronger
Wales played relatively better in the second half of the game. Gareth and the team management seemed disappointed with the result in the end. However, they intend to take the positives from the game. The31-year-old Welshman further asserted, “We knew at half-time the next goal would be crucial, if they got it, it makes it very difficult. We showed good spirit, but it wasn’t meant to be, so we take the positives out of the game.”
FT | 🇧🇪 3-1 🏴
— Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) March 24, 2021
Cymrus, being in fine form just conceded their only defeat in the last 12 competitive matches. Talking about the match, Bale expressed that playing against the world’s number one team, he won’t very harsh on his own side.
Wales set to play Czech Republic up next in their Group E qualifier. Czech Republic beat Estonia by 6-2 in their qualifying opener earlier. Wales are ranked world number 18, while their opponent are at 42. The Cymrus faced Czech Republic twice before this encounter, losing one and drawing another. It will be interesting to see if Wales can turn the tide on them.
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