Bale: Wales can still make it

Gareth Bale has said Wales can still qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Serbia.

Real Madrid's Bale opened the scoring for the Dragons, but Aleksander Mitrovic’s late header earned the Serbs a draw in a match that leaves Wales third in Group D, four points behind leaders the Republic of Ireland.

Wales face Ireland in Dublin on March 24.

"We have to look at it as two points dropped," said Bale after the match.

"We were at home, we felt confident going into the game, we were 1-0 up to the 85th minute. We are just disappointed. I thought we did great in the first half.

"In the second half we did not play as well, but we dug in and we showed our heart, but it was disappointing to concede at the end,” he said.

Bale, however, insisted that Wales still have a chance to qualify.

"We have to keep fighting," he said.

"We believe we can still do it. We need to keep working hard, keep doing the things we do and we will get a bit of luck at some point."

 

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