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Ryan Giggs publicly supports Bale after banner controversy

The Manchester United legend talked to the press after the draw for the UEFA Euro.

Slovakia v Wales - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

Wales coach and former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs talked to the media after the 2020 UEFA Euro Draw and supported Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, who was involved in a big controversy after posing for a picture alongside a “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order” banner during the past FIFA break.

“I don’t know if he actually had anything to do with it. He was obviously there but I think we’ve talked about that too much,” said Giggs when asked about it.

Wales clinched their presence in the Euro right in that game with a great performance from Real’s attacker.

“It was a special night for Gareth. He delivered an assist in just his second game in three days. He hadn’t been playing, so that speaks about his body and his professionalism,” added Giggs.

Bale has been whistled in the two games he’s played at the Bernabeu after the controversy. He appears to be a reserve for Zidane yet he featured in the starting lineup last Saturday. Giggs cares about the minutes Bale gets.

“I want all of my players to play for their clubs, as simple as that, so that we don’t have to do any physical training when they get to our training camp. You don’t have to worry as much about that if they play 60 or 70 minutes,” concluded Giggs.

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