Pep Guardiola on Gareth Bale’s retirement: “Now he can become a fantastic golf player”
After taking Wales to their first World Cup in 64 years and losing out in the group stage, Gareth Bale decided to put an end to his career as a professional, the same in which at the club level he obtained great achievements, among which five titles stand out. Champions League with Real Madrid.
Following the announcement of the former LAFC soccer player to retire from the fields, Various personalities from the world of football reacted to the goodbye of the so-called ‘Wales Express’, including the current Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, who took the opportunity to acknowledge the career of bale and also joke a little about their future.
Prior to the duel corresponding to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup, Guardiola stated that now after retirement, Bale will be able to enjoy golf even more and become a great player in the sport, a statement that caused some laughter during his press conference.
“What a player, a fantastic career, he won a lot of things. I think he represented Wales with over 100 caps. He will now be able to become a fantastic golf player. He already invited him to play once and he was busy. Maybe now I have more time, I’ll invite him back”Guardiola exposed in a conference.
The reason why Guardiola never tried to sign Gareth Bale
While Guardiola touched on the subject of Bale’s retirement and joked about the Welshman’s new stage as a golfer, the Citizens coach was questioned by one of the journalists present about the reasons why he never had the former Real Madrid in one of his teams, to which Pep responded briefly.
“He was too expensive a player”, Guardiola added before turning to issues of the quarterfinal against the Saints in the Carabao Cup.