Gareth Bale was once more booed by sections of the Real Madrid supporters on Saturday night..
The Welsh international made his very first competitive appearance within the Santiago Bernabeu in more than 2 years as he replaced Karim Benzema in the course of a 2-0 victory over Getafe.
Previously Bale, who joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then record transfer fee of 100 million euros, has had run ins with the club’s management and nearly left in 2020 after he fell from favour with then manager Zinedine Zidane..
Nevertheless, he’s just recently endured several fitness problems as well as his fans in addition to the regional media have turned against him.
“Yes, the booing is clear, but our fans have to learn that their support is extremely important,” Carlo Ancelotti, Real coach, said.
Of course, Bale was booed but he’s a major pro, he’s doing well in training and if needed he is going to play this last stretch of the season. The fans need to comprehend that.”
Bale was recently slammed by the Spanish newspaper Marca for looking at him to a “parasite” over claims that he was sucking cash out of the Spanish club.
He was additionally accused by Madrid press of fabricating a back injury after he missed Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat by Barcelona but then showed up for his country only four days later to score two goals as Wales defeated Austria in a World Cup playoff game..
Bale appeared on as a substitute halfway through the second half on Saturday, however he also has the backing of his Madrid team mates.
“We all are with Bale,” stated Real Madrid coach Marcelo.
“It’s tough, it’s happened to a lot of individuals at Santiago Bernabeu which has a really demanding fan base, but we are most important,” he said..
After spending several years playing top-flight football, Bale’s net worth is estimated at around 131 million euros at the age of 32. To put it in perspective, his net worth was reportedly set at 87m euros back in 2019..