Tardelli tells Tottenham's Bale: Don't let Wales teammates down

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Marco Tardelli says Tottenham star Gareth Bale should play this week for Wales.

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Marco Tardelli says Tottenham star Gareth Bale should play this week for Wales.

Bale risks losing the respect of his team-mates if he does not play for Wales in Wednesday's friendly.

When asked if he expected to be facing the winger, Tardelli replied: "I think he will play, he is a Welsh player and he is the best player in the team.

"If he wants the respect of the other players he must play.

"He is a very good player, at the moment he is up there with Cristiano Ronaldo and players of that calibre, and we saw this with what he did for Tottenham last season."

 
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