I'll help if Wales need me - Giggs

13 January 2011 04:30

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs appears to have opened the door to a possible international return with Wales.

The 37-year-old retired from international football in 2007 but the recent appointment of his former team-mate Gary Speed as manager has led to speculation he could come back.

Speed himself has given no clues as to whether Giggs could feature in his planning but the player has given a clear indication he would consider it, and told Sky Sports News: "In the future if he (Speed) ever needed any help or ever needed anything from me, that would be no problem. But at the moment I just wish him all the best and I just hope he can get Wales winning."

Cardiff-born Giggs is one of the greatest players in Welsh history.

He made his debut for his country in 1991 and went on to win 64 caps and captain the side.

He stood down to concentrate on prolonging his club career but, with no immediate thoughts of retirement, could yet add to his tally.

When asked how long he felt he could continue playing, he said: "For the last two or three years we have reviewed it as the season has gone on to see what I'm doing next year and we'll do the same this season. At the moment I am enjoying it more than ever."

Returning to the international fold would raise the exciting prospect of seeing Giggs line-up alongside Gareth Bale.

The Tottenham youngster has become one of the British game's brightest stars over the past year, playing in Giggs' old position on the left wing.

Giggs, who will face Bale in the Barclays Premier League this weekend, said: "Everyone in the world sat up and took notice of his performances over two legs against Inter Milan. When you have got pace, power and the crossing and finishing ability he has got, he is going to cause teams problems."

Source: PA