Captain Gareth Bale walked away when asked about his Wales future following the Euro 2020 round of 16 defeat to Denmark.
Bale cut a frustrated figure after Euro’s heartbreak
There was speculation before Euro 2020 that Real Madrid forward Bale, 31, may retire after the tournament.
When asked about the speculation after the Denmark defeat, the Wales captain brought an immediate end to the interview.
When asked about the encounter, the Real Madrid forward said:
“It’s disappointing, that’s all I can say.”
“We’ve missed an opportunity but I can’t fault the effort and that’s the minimum requirement, I’m proud of them still.”
Wales interim manager Robert Page said “emotions are raw” in the immediate aftermath of a loss after been asked on Bale leaving the interview abrupt.
He is feeling like any other player in the changing room – disappointed,” Page said.
“Why would he want to answer a question about his future? For me it’s an insensitive question. He’s just come off the pitch after a defeat. It’s about the group and how we bounce back from it.”