GARETH Bale believes sealing qualification for Euro 2020 tomorrow night might be even better than making it to France four years ago.

Bale was instrumental in taking Wales to Euro 2016 and ending the country’s 58-year wait to take part in a major championship.

The Real Madrid star and his teammates thrilled the nation by reaching the semi-finals in France, eclipsing their run to the quarter-finals at the 1958 World Cup.

And, after missing out on last year's World Cup, Bale believes qualifying again would rank alongside his proudest career achievements.

“It will be right up there,” said the 30-year-old. “The experience of qualifying for the Euros the last time was massive.

“It was something we’d never done before and to do it again might be even more impressive.

“It’s going to stand equal to last time, but we can’t think about that yet. We know we have an important match first and we have to focus on that.”

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Ryan Giggs’ men must beat Hungary at the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow to seal second spot behind Croatia in Group E and with it a place at next year’s tournament.

And Bale says the players will use the joy of 2016 and of the pain of missing out on the 2018 World Cup, after defeat in the final qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in October 2017, to spur them on.

“I think we can use both of them to our advantage," he said.

"We have got the kind of euphoria of qualifying for our first Euros and doing so well at the competition that we really want to do that again.

"We’ve also got the negatives of knowing how it feels to miss out on qualifying for a tournament like we did the World Cup so we can use both of them to our advantage.

"We have the experience of what we have gone through. We don’t want to be feeling like we did after the [Republic of] Ireland game, we want to be feeling how we did after the last Andorra game [in 2015].

“Looking back on that Ireland game, we can use that as a positive because it’s not a feeling that you want in the dressing room after this game.

"We will be using all of our experience to try and navigate our way through and we’ll be giving 100 per cent as always to try and win the game."

Asked for his message for Welsh fans tonight, Bale said: “We want the fans to do the same as always, to be supporting us, to sing and be the 12th man."

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Giggs confirmed that both Bale and Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey are ready to start after both featured in Saturday’s 2-0 win in Azerbaijan.

Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen is also back from suspension, while Newport County AFC goalkeeper Tom King remains with the squad and could be on the bench again after being an unused substitute in Baku at the weekend.