Euro 2016: Who Would Wales' Gareth Bale Want to Face in The Final?

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale at the Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, June 11. Bale wants to face Real Madrid team-mate Toni Kroos in the Euro 2016 final. NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty

Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo stand between Wales and the Euro 2016 final on Sunday, but Gareth Bale already knows who he would rather face at the Stade de France.

Chris Coleman's side takes on Portugal on Wednesday in the first semi-final of the European Championships, before Germany looks to spoil the party for hosts France the following day.

Bale, who has scored three goals at the tournament so far, would rather see Joachim Low's Germany advance to the final in order to face his Real Madrid team-mate Toni Kroos.

"I remember Toni Kroos saying we'd only have three games here," said the 26-year-old. "So it would be nice to meet him in the final.

"It was a good laugh and a joke—a bit of banter—but I've had a lot of abuse over the years. When we used to lose and we were 100th in the world, people would say, 'You have nine weeks' holiday instead of two.'"

But Bale said Wales has adapted its style of play over the past month dependant on the opponent, which has worked effectively.

He added: "When we've had to win ugly, we've won ugly, and when we've had to play football, we've played football."

Coleman's side faces Portugal at the Stade des Lumieres on Wednesday.

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