If only Gareth Bale were English.
That was the cry from England fans surveying the gaping
hole on the left side of the national team's midfield, and Bale's exceptional
form for Tottenham.
What a shame he's not English. Indeed so. England could really do with a
player like Bale. But he's Welsh. And wishing it otherwise is just as futile as
imagining a world where Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were also English.
It was bad enough with Ryan Giggs, although the 'if only'
brigade could point out that he played for England schoolboys. But Bale is,
quite simply, Welsh.
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