Bell, who made his Wales debut in 2006 and is his country’s record scorer with 41 goals, said: “To be honest I’m not really focusing on caps, just trying to focus on the game I am doing
“It’s an amazing achievement on a personal level, it’s an honor to represent my country so many times. But it’s more important that we try and win. Hopefully we can and that makes it even more special.” Will make
Bell completed the game America which, like many others in this tournament, lasted over 100 minutes due to stoppages and substitutions.
The 33-year-old said in the month before the World Cup that he was dealing with “some minor issues” and had only played 30 minutes of football before the USA opener.
but wales manager robert PageAsked in his own pre-match press conference about the possibility of resting Bale against Iran, he said: “Luckily not picked.”
Page insisted that Bell was ready for Wales’ second group game, even though the player himself admitted that starting with such an energy-sapping match was not ideal due to the quick change of fixtures.
Bale said: “I’m feeling fine, obviously it took me a few days to feel my feet again. But we’re professionals, we try to recover and give our best. 104 minutes or so However, it is not ideal to play when you have a game four days later.
“Everyone is trying their best to recover for the next game. I haven’t played much before coming here, but I’ve dealt with it before and it won’t be a problem.
Wells is confident of tackling the afternoon heat in Doha, with temperatures expected to be around 29 degrees Celsius when play begins at 1pm local time.
There has been a change in training in recent days and Wells has already started to acclimatise himself to the hot conditions.
Bell said: “It’s hot, it’s not crazy hot. Training is different for a sport because the intensity is different. We have a plan as a squad on nutrition and hydration. As long as we can execute it , It will put us in a better position to deal with the heat and humidity.”
Page has a full squad to choose from after Allen is fit to start training with the main group on Wednesday.
Joe passed his fitness test, so that’s good news. He is fit and raring to go,” said Page, who is set to hand kiefer moore A starting spot after the striker came off the bench, to spark Wales’ resurgence against the USA.
“We were all concerned about him because of the extent of the injury.
“He kept breaking down. We had to meet goals along the way and they have met every goal. Last week they pushed it to 100 percent. It was a gamble. Had he broken, he would have been completely out of the tournament.”
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