Wales striker and captain Gareth Bale said Friday, June 11, 2021 that he is not worried about his lack of goal-scoring at the international level, on the eve of his country's first match against Switzerland in Baku with the start of the Euro 2020 Championship </p><div> <p>Bale, 31, scored his last international goal in his country's shirt against Croatia in October 2019, but he played the role of passer of balls to his teammates with four assists in his last seven matches.
“It doesn’t matter,” said the Welshman. “I’ve had decisive balls. I’m still a contributor. I’m not worried.”
“If I get chances to score, I hope to translate them (into goals),” he added.
The Real Madrid striker, who spent the past season on loan to his former club Tottenham Hotspur, has 33 goals in 92 international matches since he started his career with his country in 2006.
Bale is going through a lean period, as he played a series of 11 matches during which he did not score.
Despite his lack of scoring efficiency, Bale got the support of his coach Robert Page, who will lead the team in the finals, instead of Ryan Giggs, who is being pursued in a lawsuit over his beating his ex-girlfriend.
“It’s not the end of the world,” Page said. “He doesn’t score but he passes the key.”
“If he doesn’t score, it’s important to pass the balls, and that’s what he does.”
Wales will start their matches in the finals that were postponed from last year due to the repercussions of the Corona virus in Azerbaijan on Saturday against Switzerland in Group A, along with the Italian and Turkey teams, who cut the opening ribbon for the tournament Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.