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.”