Gareth Bale says Wales are Belgium’s bogey team

Gareth Bale says Wales are Belgium’s bogey team

Gareth BaleGareth Bale believes Wales can once again prove they are Belgium’s “bogey team” and secure a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Chris Coleman’s side are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Belgium and defeated them 1-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Cardiff last June, with Bale scoring the winner.

Despite possessing a glut of attacking options, Belgium failed to score against Wales in qualifying and Bale believes his side may possess a psychological advantage over Marc Wilmots’ men.

“We’re like their bogey team, aren’t we?” Bale said ahead of the sides’ clash in Lille on Friday.

“Hopefully that edge gets into their heads – you never know. We will definitely draw on those qualifiers, it gives us more knowledge on them.

“We know how to play against them and how they play. We know it will be a different game from the qualifiers and it is a more pressurised situation.

“But we understand what they are about, how they work, and we will hone our game plan to try and stop them but help our attack.”

Mirror UK

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