The La Liga title is all but Barcelona’s following Real Madrid’s slip-up in a 2-2 draw against Valencia.
There are multiple reasons why Real won’t win the league, but one reason is the poor form of Gareth Bale.
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The world’s most expensive footballer has struggled at Madrid this season, and some have called for an early return to the Premier League after just two seasons at the Bernabeu.
With all the heavy criticism Bale has been under, the winger’s agent Jonathan Barnett claims Bale doesn’t get the ball enough to show how valuable he is.
Barnett cited statistics that show the amount of ground Bale covers during a match and his rate of pace off the ball to show the Welshman is doing his job for Real, but his teammates are not giving him the ball.
Real have to work with Gareth and pass the ball to him more. Give him more of the ball and let him show everybody what he’s good at. He’s going to be the best player at Real Madrid when his team-mates work with him and help him. Hopefully Real will come to terms with this.
I’m very upset that professional pundits don’t realize these facts. Instead of criticizing, they should look at it more closely because it’s plain to see when you watch the games.”
Saying Bale would be the best player at Real Madrid could be a stretch from Barnett, considering Bale lines up next to a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Bale is much better than his form shows this season and his agent said there is “no way he is going anywhere in the summer.”
Bale’s struggles have been well documented, and at times there does seem to be a riff between the Welshman and his striking partner Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it is rash to make decisions about a top player after one poor campaign.
After scoring in the Champions League final last season for Madrid, Bale has a chance to regain the love of the Real faithful when Juventus visits the Bernabeu this week for the second leg of the Champions League semifinals.