Gareth Bale Movie Score: 4 / five
Gareth Bale’s astronomically high €77 million price tag puts a lot of pressure and expectations on the former Tottenham player and the Welshman has not been enjoying the best of seasons with Real Madrid as he has missed a number of matches for the Spanish club due to injuries.
The former player and manager of Real Madrid, Jorge Valdano has surely not been impressed by the performances displayed by the Welshman as he even stated that Bale is being saved by his teammates during the bad moments of Bale.
“Bale has a rare anxiety because he doesn’t seem to be with the pace of the game. When you’re anxious, you play at a speed above what suits you, but he is absent. The team saves him. There are many points of attention, including Jese, who is going unnoticed in Bale’s bad moments.” Valdano said regarding the arrival of Bale to Real Madrid.
Jese Rodriguez is a 20 years old forward that has been stepping up to the plate and scored a few important goals for Real Madrid. He managed to find the back of the net during Real Madrid’s match against Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and against Villareal just to name a few of his most recent contributions to the Spanish club.
When Jese was asked about who Carlo Ancelotti decides on placing in his starting lineup, the Spanish striker stated that everything he does is work hard in order to make the decision of the coach tough.
Jese said: “What the coach said about choosing for sporting, not institutional, reasons was very important. I try and persuade him in training and during matches. In this club every game is a test. You need to make it tough for your teammates too. They would do it too if I was in the starting XI.”
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he has no problem with the fitness of Gareth Bale and insists that the Welshman will be included in the squad that will play against Celta de Vigo. Bale has suffered from numerous injuries since the start of the season, but it has been largely attributed to the lack of pre-season, as he was involved in the protracted transfer to Madrid. Since regaining fitness, he has been one of the best players for Madrid. He has already scored close to double figures after having made just 15 appearances this campaign.
Ancelotti recently stated that he expected more from Bale, whose performances have dipped in recent weeks. However, he is expected to include the most expensive player in the world for the match against Celta de Vigo. Madrid must win all the league matches from here on in order to have a chance of winning the title. They are already five points behind Barcelona, but they also have to contend with the threat from Atletico Madrid, who are also in the mix for the title.
Ancelotti says that Bale has trained for the last week without any problem and he expects the 24-year-old to play against Celta de Vigo. Cristiano Ronaldo, who Bale beat to the tag of being the most expensive player, recently won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the second time.
“He will be included in the squad for the match [on Monday], but I have yet to decide if he’s going to play. He has trained this week, he’s fine, he doesn’t have any problems. But we might wait a bit more so as to play him at peak condition,” said Ancelotti.
Ronaldo leads the goalscoring charts for Real Madrid with 20 league goals already and he is closely followed by Diego Costa.
Gareth Bale Video clip Score: 3 / five
Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale has stated that his former club should consider giving manager Andre Villas-Boas more time in order to get results. The Portuguese is under fire after a string of poor results that has left the club close to the bottom half of the table. They have been struggling a lot to score goals this campaign. Even though the defensive record is much better than last season, they are struggling to move up the table as a result of the struggles in front of goal. Summer signing Roberto Soldado was brought to the club for £ 26 million, but he has not been a great goal scorer so far.
Bale contributed much of Tottenham’s goals last season and he has continued where he has left off at Real Madrid as well. He recently scored a hat-trick to help the club to a fine 4-0 win in the league. Bale was made into an attacking left winger by Harry Redknapp, but it was Villas-Boas who transformed him into an attacking midfielder with a free role. This in turn had a huge effect on his career because he scored numerous goals before securing a world record move to Real Madrid for £ 86 million.
“He should be given time as he is a great manager, he showed that last year. They are going through a little bit of a bad patch but I am sure he is a good enough manager to pull everybody through and get out the other side and go on a bit of a good run, and hopefully catch up the rest and have a good season. They have been playing some good stuff but they have been very unlucky in front of goal,” said Bale.
Villas-Boas has been praised by Bale as a great manager.
Gareth Bale Video Rating: 5 / 5