Gareth Bale is the cover star of Pro Evolution Soccer’s Euro 2016 video game.
The Real Madrid attacker is the most expensive footballer of all time and has some marketing pull. Considering the international heavyweights that will be at the tournament, Wales fans should be proud their star fronts the game.
It’s appropriate for PES to put Bale on the cover considering that there probably wasn’t any player who was more influential in qualifying than the Welshman who inspired his country to their first tournament since 1958.
Wales will fancy their chances in a group alongside Russia, Slovakia and England. One of their main strengths is how well they work as a unit but it helps to have high profile stars like Bale and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey.
With a match winner like Bale in their side, Wales will feel like they can beat anyone on their day.
See the cover of the PES game below.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) March 9, 2016