Amidst reported interest from Manchester United, the Welshman sees himself in a good form post-injury.
Times aren’t going quite well for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale as the saga surrounding his transfer continues. Bale has been the subject for criticism from fans since quite a time now. In continuation of the same, fans of the national team were seen mocking him during their 2-0 win against Azerbaijan.
A banner saying “Wales. Golf. Madrid, In That Order” was spotted during their ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers. Citing humour, it depicts Bale’s priorities.
Apparently, the reference of the mocking comes from a column written by former Real Madrid striker Pedja Mijatovic in Spanish newspaper AS.
— AS English (@English_AS) November 17, 2019
“The first thing he thinks about is Wales, then golf and after that, Real Madrid,” the column reads.
Gareth Bale, on the other hand, was quoted before the game saying he is ‘more excited’ playing for Wales more than his club. “It’s like playing with your mates down the park on a Sunday,” he quoted as per Express.
That naturally adds up to the mockery and a certain fold to his transfer saga.
“It’s normal – with Wales, I’m speaking my own language and feel more comfortable. I definitely have a bit more excitement playing with Wales,” Bale quotes.
“But it doesn’t change what I give on the pitch. I always give 100% on the pitch wherever I am.”
A major contributor to Bale’s woes at Madrid are his seemingly never-ending injuries. During his six years with the Los Blancos, the 30 year-old has spent majority of time on the sidelines.
Yet, with the short time he spent on the pitch, Gareth Bale has shown his world-class quality and has been an impact at times. His performances have always helped him see off all the criticism he receives from the fans’ end.
In the game against Azerbaijan too, Bale was a constant threat to the defenders, despite not being on the scoresheet. Unfortunately, fans are still appearing to mock him at games. The banner and the songs by the fans during the last game are a great example of it.
“I guess maybe to them it doesn’t look good but it is a coincidence the national team has come by and I have returned to full training,” Bale says.
“If I’m fit, no matter where I am, I’m going to try to play, whether it’s Wales or Madrid and I will give my all,” he stated.