Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has revealed how some disorganisation helped him break the all-time goal scoring record for his country.
He scored his 29th goal for Wales - surpassing the 28 goals scored by Ian Rush - in a 6-0 victory against China earlier this year, with the goal being the third of his hat-trick on the night.
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With Bale due to come off after 60 minutes, Wales goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts accidentally delaying the substitution by a minute due to a lack of organisation.
"He wanted me to come off but I said give me 15 minutes and see if I can do it. L
Meanwhile, the Real Madrid man revealed what was going through his mind when he hit an overhead kick to extend his side's lead in the Champions League final.
"Pure emotion," Bale said, when the question was put to him. "
"It was great to get the goal, pure emotion.
"I kind of just went on holiday afterwards and tried to disconnect, so I haven't watched it too many times. If you don't try these things, they never come off."