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.
Welsh national team manager Chris Coleman surprised everyone by naming Gareth Bale in the squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. This was despite the fact that the world’s most expensive player has had very little first-team football in the last few months. Bale made the £ 86 million move to Real Madrid in the hope of being the best player in the world, but his first few months at the Spanish club has been curtailed by injury problems. Ancelotti gave him the debut against Villarreal even though he was not fit to play. Since then, he has suffered recuperations and has not played well at all.
He has been ruled out for the next few weeks after suffering a thigh injury in the 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid. Despite this, he was included in the Welsh squad for the World Cup qualifiers, but his name was removed a few hours later. Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the player will not be travelling to join up with his international teammate. Instead, he will spend the next 15 years at Madrid’s training centre in the hope of recovering from the injury problems. Many have been criticising the club for giving him a debut much sooner than his fitness would have suggested.
“He’ll stay here to train for 15 days. We have to co-ordinate with Wales but I think he’ll stay here. That way he’ll be ready for the match against Malaga after the break,” said Ancelotti. Bale scored on his debut for Madrid, but since then he has featured in occasional appearances. He has not been effective at all and it is largely because of the lack of fitness. Madrid have also had a poor start to the league season. They are already five points behind leaders Barcelona after just eight matches in the season.