Gareth Bale wants his Wales team-mates to”chip in and help the team”, according to forward Tom Lawrence.
Following weeks of uncertainty over his future, Bale stopped a scoring drought stretching back to March 16 using a brace in Real Madrid’s 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal on Sunday, although Wales’ talisman was then sent off in stoppage time.
The 30-year-old will place his team commitments on pause as he looks to guide Wales however, they track leaders Hungary by six things in Group E and therefore are just three adrift of Croatia and Slovakia.
Ryan Giggs was promoted by the very fact that Bale, Daniel James and Harry Wilson have been one of the goals in club level this season and Lawrence believes his team-mates will need to become supportive of Bale.
Lawrence explained:”We can’t leave it all down to Gareth himself, additional players have to chip in and help the team.
“There’s a few of us pushing for a beginning on Friday and we will all be excited about getting on the pitch.
“When he (Bale) is playing with he’s one of the world’s best. Every time that he can get on the pitch for Wales is a bonus.
“It always helps when you’re playing games. When you’re not match-fit it’s never easy to come and play games.”
Lawrence has extra motivation because he missed out at Euro 2016 when Wales reached the and qualified for their first tournament since 1958 to achieve the next year’s contest.
Ankle ligaments tore having been part of the coaching squad in Portugal.
He said”It was a challenging moment. You’re looking forward to going to the Euros and for that to be halted by an accident is not great.
“I would really like to play at a significant tournament. It was my learning curve in dealing with that and overlooking the Euros.
“Since then I have come on a long way. It would be great to get in there again.”
Wales face Azerbaijan in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday before a friendly against Belarus in Cardiff three days later, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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