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.
“In the last few games, Bale has shown a good attitude. He has fought, won and sacrificed like everyone else.He needs to continue like this. We need a Bale that always has a positive attitude.He was lucky with the challenge the other day. It is something that can happen during a game, it was a strong and hard challenge.We don`t need to blame the player just because he didn`t make a good tackle, but, luckily, it was just a knock,” said Ancelotti.