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Bale Responds To Retirement Rumours

Gareth Bale has responded to the rumour that he could make the shock decision to retire from football after the upcoming UEFA European Championship.

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The 31-year-old is set to return to Real Madrid after a season-long loan deal with Tottenham Hotspur, although there has been suggestions that the Wales international could hang up his boots after Euro 2020.

In a recent interview, Bale did not rule retirement out when he was pressed for an answer, insisting that his future will be taken care of after the tournament.

"I know what I'm going to do. I'm fully focused on the Euros," he told Sky Sports.

"I don't need any distractions going into it, during. I'm fully focused 110% on Wales. That's all my mind is on.

"I don't want to cause any problems anywhere because I know things can get mixed in the media and people start making headlines. I don't want to cause any distractions for myself or for the team. My sole focus is on Wales this Euros and nothing else.

"Anything else about my career, my future, will be sorted after."

Bale said a week ago that he knows exactly what he will do next season but declined the chance to give anything away then too, stating it would "just cause chaos" if he did.

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