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Gareth Bale insists Wales are ready to be ruthless in Baku's red-hot “hostile” bearpit.

Wales face a daunting two final games in Group A in their bid to reach the knock-out stages.

They take on Turkey in neighbouring Azerbaijan where a predicted 35,000 crowd in the capital's Olympic stadium is expected to have just 1,000 Welsh fans on Wednesday night.

Then Wales must travel to Rome to play leaders Italy in their backyard on Sunday.

But skipper Bale, Wales' record scorer, insists Rob Page's men are undaunted at facing a large turnout of noisy Turkish fans Azerbaijan's baking capital.

Real Madrid forward Bale,31, said: “If anything it kind of spurs us on to be a bit more ruthless on the pitch and hopefully we can keep them silent.

Gareth Bale is pumped up for more success in a Wales shirt
(Image: PA)

“Whenever I've played in Turkey before, the atmosphere has been incredible.

“We'll feel like the away team in an away stadium and you know you're going to get a bit more abuse.

“But all us footballers have dealt with it in the past and you enjoy it.

“You feed off the atmosphere, you want to silence them.

“It gives you a bit more motivation if we needed anymore.

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“We're used to playing in away games in front of hostile crowds.

“We'll deal with that atmosphere and I'm sure we'll put in a great performance together.”

Bale rarely looked like adding to his 33 international goals in his 93rd game against Switzerland.

It is now 12 matches since he has found the back of the net for his country but Wales still got an opening 1-1 draw from Kieffer Moore's late header.

Bale responded: “It's not about me stepping up, it's about the team stepping up.

“Everyone always go on about individual performances – individual this and that, who scores and who does what.

Gareth Bale is preparing to lead Wales against Turkey in Baku
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“But the most important thing is we work hard collectively as a team, we attack and we deliver together.

“I've said it all through my Wales career, whether I'm scoring or not, that it doesn't matter

“Whoever does score we celebrate together and we win together.

“Everyone's too driven by this individual performance thing when you can't do anything without your team-mates.

“We're just purely focused on doing everything as a team together.”

Dragons boss Page has ruled out wholesale changes despite admitting he wants a much-improved performance from the Swiss display.

He says he may make changes off the bench if and when his players wilt in the heat.

Page said: “There is always going to be areas of the game we want to improve on.

Wales boss Rob Page will be out to stop Turkey on Wednesday night
(Image: PA)

“We are greedy as footballers and coaches.

“We want the perfect performance.

“It wasn't that on Saturday but we got a point.

“We have addressed it and trained on different areas we need to improve on.

“If it all comes together we are in for a positive performance.

“We know against any team in Europe we can compete.

“We won't fear anybody – it is about what we can do on the pitch.

“We have players in our side who can hurt teams.

“We have a game plan we want to stick to and we think it will cause Turkey problems.

“We will show them respect but then it stops there.”