It seems Bale is determined to stay in peak physical condition despite indulging in that mood-lifting burger and chips after losing to England, as he relaxed in a chillingly-cold cryotherapy chamber to prepare for Monday’s crunch Group B clash with Russian Federation.
An inspired Gareth Bale struck his third goal in as many Euro 2016 games as brilliant Wales cruised into the last 16 as winners of Group B with a 3-0 dismantling of Russia.
In preparation for the game, Bale enjoyed some ice cold refreshment – by diving into a bath at minus 161 degrees centigrade.
Despite the freezing temperature, Bale could muster up a smile for the camera so he could post the snap on his social media pages.
The win coupled with a 0-0 draw between England and Slovakia in Saint-Etienne allowed Wales to top the group and set up a last-16 tie in Paris this weekend.
Cryotherapy involves temperatures below -100 degrees celsius
Whole body cryotherapy involves the individual being placed in a chamber with extremely dry air at lower than -100 degrees celsius for between two and four minutes. Either liquid nitrogen or highly refrigerated air are used to achieve the low temperatures.
Cryotherapy is believed to help the body recover by relieving soreness through reduced muscle metabolism, skin microcirculation, receptor sensitivity and nerve conduction velocity.
Wales kept on knocking at the door and got their third goal midway through the second half.
Ramsey ran across the edge of the area to draw the Russian defense and slipped a pass through for Bale, who found himself one-on-one with Akinfeev before calmly touching the ball past the veteran ‘keeper to seal a famous Welsh win.