Bale retired from active duty…Son Heung-min, “Tottenham Legend, good luck.”
Gareth Bale (34, Wales) ends his active career.
“After much consideration, I decided to retire from the club and the national team,” Bale said on his Instagram on the 10th (Korea Standard Time). I was lucky to play the sport I love and achieve my dream. Gave me the best moments of my life. I appreciate everything from my first touch in Southampton to my last touch in LA FC and in between. “Playing for my country 111 times and wearing captain’s armband has also achieved my dream,” he said.
Bale made his professional debut for Southampton in 2006 at the age of 16. Love calls poured out on the appearance of promising players, and in May 2007, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur. After scoring 26 goals and 15 assists in 44 games in the 2012-2013 season, he headed to Real Madrid for a whopping 91 million euros transfer fee.
On loan in September 2020, he and Son Heung-min played the Tottenham uniform again. Along with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, he played as a triangular formation of Tottenham’s offense. However, he returned to Real Madrid after the end of his one-year lease and moved to MLS LA FC in June last year.
He also played his best for Wales. He scored 41 goals in 111 matches and led Wales to the 2022 Qatar World Cup finals. It was the first time in 64 years that Ryan Giggs could not make it.
Stars also cheered for Bale’s retirement. 안전놀이터
Son Heung-min, who was with Tottenham for a year, said on Instagram, “Tottenham and soccer legend. Congratulations on ending your fantastic career. “I hope the next chapter will be full of luck,” he said, posting a photo of him hugging Bale. “Thank you, Sonny,” replied Bale.
Tony Cross (Germany), a former Real Madrid teammate, commented, “The best player. It was fun playing with Legend,” and Xavi Alonso (Spain), who also played with Real Madrid, also said, “Congratulations on the fantastic end of your career.” “I hope you continue to do your best in the future,” he said.