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Ryan Giggs comes to the defense of Gareth Bale

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The Wales manager has defended the current form of Gareth Bale and has backed the Real Madrid man to return to his usual devastating self

Gareth Bale isn’t really in a great moment right now. With his career at Real Madrid pretty much over, the former Tottenham man is also struggling with the national team.

Wales are set to take on Hungary in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifying game this Tuesday. And Giggs has called upon his star man to forget about all the issues he is facing and focus on the task at hand.

Bale hasn’t found the net since March and Giggs needs him to be at his best against Hungary.

Following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia, Wales need to secure a win. They are currently in third place in the qualifying group. Another defeat is going to seriously dent their hopes of featuring in back to back European competition.

“I was happy with Gareth’s performance in Croatia, he had a couple of chances and on another day they go in,” said Giggs as reported by the Telegraph. “It was his first game in six weeks, we had a great build-up in Portugal and a great week at Colliers Park [in Wrexham].

“Gareth grew into the game and that might be because of not playing for six weeks, which is understandable. Hopefully he is saving it for Hungary.

“Any team that plays against a team with Gareth in it will mark up him as a danger man. A lot of teams will stop him any way they can, it is up to us and Gareth to find a way around that. He is used to that, both at club and international level.”

Possible teams

Hungary (4-2-3-1): Gulacsi (RB Leipzig); Lovrencsics (Ferencvaros), Barath (Sporting Kansas City), Orban (RB Leipzig), Korhut (Aris); Nagy (Bologna), Kleinheisler (Osijek); Dzsudzsak (Al-Ittihad Kalba SC), Szoboszlai (Red Bull Salzburg), Nemeth (Sporting Kansas City); Szalai (Hoffenheim)

Wales (4-2-3-1): Hennessey (Crystal Palace); Roberts (Swansea City), Mepham (Bournemouth), Lawrence (Anderlecht), Davies (Tottenham Hotspur); Allen (Stoke City), Ampadu (Chelsea); Wilson (Liverpool), Brooks (Bournemouth), James (Swansea City); Bale (Real Madrid)