The coach of the Wales national football team, Chris Coleman has cleared up all the rumors that were being launched concerning whether or not Gareth Bale was going to be featured in the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Andorra which will take place on September 9.
Not too long ago, Carlo Ancelotti told the public that some of his players cannot perform at the optimal level if they play on an artificial pitch and Gareth Bale was one of those players that he mentioned.
Chris Coleman has gone on saying that if Gareth Bale is fit then he will play against Andorra.
We’ve got to pick our strongest team. He’s Bale has to be in that and Madrid understand that. I always say we look after the players. We make sure we try to send them back in the condition where they’re going to be fit to play. This is a different type of pitch, if this goes ahead, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to pick Gareth. If Gareth’s available he’s going to play in the team.”
When Wales completes their match against Andorra they will also be locking horns with Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus on October. All of these are qualifying matches for the 2016 Euro’s which will be hosted in France.
Along with Gareth Bale, the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has also been selected in Chris Coleman’s 23 man squad that are expected to play from the beginning of the match as they are some of the more recognized players in the team and that are playing in high pressure leagues and clubs such as: Real Madrid and Arsenal.
Wales was pitted in Group B of the Euro 2016 qualifying rounds and the group consists of: Andorra, Cyprus, Israel, Belgium, Wales and Bosnia-Hercegovina.
While some clubs have been going through a really busy transfer window, the same cannot be said for Tottenham who have not sold any of their players and only had Jake Livermore entering the club.
Mauricio Pochettino took over the managerial position at White Hart Lane as he replaced Tim Sherwood but so far it seems like he has had a very quiet transfer window which is disappointing considering that the supporters of the Premier League club want to battle in the European tournaments in the next season as well as make a charge at the top of the English league.
On August of 2013, Tottenham offloaded €26 million in order to sign Roberto Soldado from Valencia but the Spanish forward has failed to live up to his price tag as he only managed on scoring 6 goals in 28 league appearances.
The Togolese forward Emmanuel Adebayor had a much better campaign as he scored on 11 occasions but even though it’s a larger amount of goals, Tottenham are still in need of a consistent striker that the squad can depend on.
Loic Remy is in the radar of Tottenham but they will face competition from Arsenal as well as having to convince QPR on letting him go to direct rivals in the Premier League.
The defensive division of Tottenham is another segment that has been shown weaknesses throughout the entirety of the previous season as Tim Sherwood had find a make shift left-back position player between Danny Rose who was usually injured and Jan Vertonghen as the Belgium centre-back could never really adjust playing in the left-back position.
A number of other significant problems have stopped Tottenham on reaching for higher spots in the Premier League but with the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino, supporters started to believe that there was hope but with such a quiet transfer window, doubts are starting to emerge once more.