TueAles Winger Gareth Bale made it clear that he was not going to hang up his shoes on a nail in the near future after parting with RealMadrid take a step towards ml.
balewho subscribed to Los Angeles FC in his quest to stay in shape ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he stressed that he was ready to stay in MLS for more than a year.
“Being here, I get the best chance to do it. [into the Wales squad] and, who knows, maybe another one. bale said at his first press conference as LAFC player on Monday.
“I have many years ahead of me. I didn’t come here just to be here for six or 12 months. I came here to try to be here as long as possible.
“I want to play my best, make my mark in this league and this team, and I’m looking forward to the future. It’s not just a short time.
“This gives me the best opportunity to continue moving towards the next Euro and maybe beyond.”
Bale: MLS is not a retirement league
balehaving received several offers this summer from various European clubs, he believes that the level in MLS has risen over the past few years.
“I didn’t come here for a short time” bale added.
“I think being here gives me the best chance to get to the Euro and, who knows, maybe another one.
“It is my goal. I’m here to play a big role and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
“I have been watching MLS for a long time. The time difference gets in the way, but I always tried to watch it on TV.
“The standard is really going up here and it’s a lot better than people in Europe think. The league is getting better, the stadiums are getting better, the teams are getting better, so this league is really on the rise.
“I don’t think anyone sees it [MLS] now as a retirement league. It’s physical, it’s demanding.
“This club is new, but it seems like it has always been here. I look forward to being a part of it.”