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Gareth Bale can help Wales win Euro 2016 - King

Andy King says Gareth Bale will be the best player at Euro 2016 Credit: PA

Andy King believes Wales can defy the odds at Euro 2016 after the midfielder landed the Premier League title with 5,000-1 outsiders Leicester.

Wales are 80-1 to become European champions when making their first major tournament appearance for over half a century. And the midfielder believes the sky is the limit for the Welsh, who he feels have an edge over rivals in France thanks to having the tournament's best player in their ranks.

King has been part of one of football's greatest ever surprise story this season, and now he feels Wales can emulate Leicester's success at the Euros, with Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale leading the way after he helped his own club win the UEFA Champions League.

Gareth is probably the best player in the tournament in many people's opinion, so why can't we go there and do something? We are confident we can do that.

We've got to win six or seven games compared to 38 (with Leicester). Eighty-to-one against 5,000-1. You know which one you would rather back.

We are a talented group and I believe we have the best player in the tournament.

It's been a dream season, but ask me again in six weeks and I hope I will give you an even better answer.

– Andy King


Real Madrid winger Bale ruled out with knee injury

Gareth Bale will miss this weekend's game. Credit: PA

Welsh forward Gareth Bale has suffered a knee injury, his club Real Madrid have announced.

Real are one point behind leaders Barcelona in the Primera Division title race and it has been reported on the website that Bale will miss the penultimate league game of the season against Valencia on Sunday.

A statement posted on Real Madrid's official website said: "Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale, he has been diagnosed with a joint strain in his right knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

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Bale set for spell on the sidelines with calf injury

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is facing a spell on the sidelines after tests confirmed he has suffered a calf injury.

Bale was hurt during Madrid's 5-1 hammering of Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

Bale picked up an injury. Credit: PA

Scans on Tuesday revealed the full extent of the injury and although the club offered no time-frame for the Wales international's return, early reports in Spain suggest he will face at least three weeks out.

"After tests carried out today on the player Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with soleus muscle injury in his right leg," a Madrid statement said. "His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Bale scored the opening goal on Sunday after only seven minutes but was replaced at half-time after suffering the injury.

Gareth Bale clears up future amid Man United interest

Gareth Bale has no intention of cutting short his spell at Real Madrid despite rumoured interest from the likes of Man United.

Bale is keen to win more trophies with Real Madrid. Credit: PA

But the former Spurs forward has refused to rule out a return to England one day, as he targets further trophies with the Spanish giants.

The Wales star has consistently been linked with a return to the Premier League, with fresh speculation in the wake of Madrid's stunning 4-0 home loss to arch-rivals Barcelona on Saturday, but believes he has plenty still to achieve in the Spanish capital.

He said in an interview with several national newspapers:

My plan when I first started playing football was to try to reach the pinnacle - and Real Madrid is the pinnacle.

Now I'm here, I want to win trophies and to win titles, and just do the best I can for my career. I will never say never when it comes to going back to the Premier League, because you don't know what the future holds.

But I am enjoying my time here. I am very happy.

– Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale
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