Gareth Bale has claimed that becoming Wales' all-time record goalscorer could be "the best achievement" of his career.
The Real Madrid star's hat-trick in Wales' 6-0 win over China in the China Cup saw him reach 29 international goals, one more than Liverpool legend Ian Rush.
When asked by BBC Sport where the record ranks in his illustrious career, Bale said: "It is right up there, maybe as the best.
"I suppose when I was a little boy I never dreamed of being a record-breaker for Wales. It is a massive honour.
"I was not thinking about it, but now it has come it's an incredible honour and one of the best things I've achieved in my career.
"On a personal note it's great to break the record, but I could not have done it without my team-mates."