Gareth Bale Movie Rating: four / five
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti claims that the attitude of the club’s record signing, Gareth Bale, has substantially improved in the last few weeks.
Bale has come in for intense criticism from Real Madrid supporters themselves, which has surprised many. Despite having cost more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale has been playing second fiddle to the Portuguese more often than not. His goal scoring records and assist figures are significantly lower than Ronaldo. Bale was part of the team that lost 4-0 to Atletico Madrid in the league. This was a humiliating defeat which only increased the pressure on the Welshman.
Since the match, though, Ancelotti says that there has been working extremely hard and it is not a surprise to see him play a key role in the club’s three consecutive victories. All these victories have not been achieved with the same kind of flair that Madrid showed towards the end of 2014.
It is now almost a month since Bale last scored or assisted a goal. Even though he has completed 90 minutes of action in all of the matches since the 4-1 win over Real Sociedad, Bale has been unable to make much of an impact in terms of statistical figures. Ancelotti says that this will change in the coming matches, as the 25-year-old gets more confidence. Read more »
Gareth Bale Video clip Score: five / 5
Gareth Bale scored in his third consecutive final after helping Real Madrid lift the Club World Cup in Morocco. This was seen as the ultimate prize for this Madrid team that lifted the Copa del Rey and the Champions League last season.
Bale scored in both these matches, as he managed to show that he was worthy of the world record transfer fee of £ 85 million that was paid to Tottenham for his services. He has continued on his scoring spree after getting the second goal against San Lorenzo in the final. His goal came after defender Sergio Ramos put the favourites ahead in the first half.
Incidentally, Ramos scored in both legs of the semifinals and the final of the Champions League. Read more »
Gareth Bale Video clip Ranking: 5 / five