Gareth Bale was Wales’ match-winner when they eyed a place at the World Cup, but his exploits drew an angry reaction from the Spanish media amid his situation at Real Madrid
The forward scored both goals for his country, including a spectacular free-kick they beat Austria 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier. Bale has been used sparingly at best by Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu with his contract expiring in a matter of months. However, he remains a leader for Wales.
Bale’s quality was never in question and was evident early in his career at Real after his then-world-record move Tottenham. However, he was ridiculed by Los Blancos fans and regularly criticized by the country’s media. That was the topic again on Friday morning, when Bale was accused of being “disrespectful” for the LaLiga leaders.
Cristobal Soria berated El Chiringuito when he said at the beginning: “He kicks the club. He has to go. You have to fire him! what do you mean june He will continue to lack respect for the badge and the institution. And you want to wait until June? My god man.” He was reminded that Madrid can’t just let the player go without paying off his current contract, which saw him move on.
He claimed: “What do you mean they can’t fire him? Where does it say they can’t fire him? Show me. You have to pay it in June! You won’t laugh at me (the club) anymore. i will fire you And then a judge will tell me when, how and how much I have to pay you. They end up paying anyway! I’ll still pay you, yes, but if they tell me I have to do it, not if you want it. You won’t laugh at me again. Or in the changing room or with the coach.”
Bale was also criticized by Spanish newspaper Marca. The caption of their match report read: “Bale is a phenomenon when he wants to be.” The 32-year-old has brought his country within one step of the World Cup and both will have to face each other Ukraine or Scotland. The same publication claimed the striker needs to put in another outstanding performance, which he doesn’t do in Spain.
They said: “Bale needs to prove again that he’s a star, something he hasn’t wanted to show in Madrid for the last three years.” It continues: “The Bale parasite came from cold and rainy Britain. He settled in Spain, at Real Madrid, where, masked, he first showed diligence and love for the guest, but then brought his nature to suck blood without giving anything in return. Well, more than blood, he’s sucking and sucking the club’s euros.”
AS, another Spanish newspaper, also accused the Welshman of “dropping out” from El Clasico last Sunday – a game in which Los Blancos lost 4-0 Barcelona at the Bernabeu. Bale has previously risked the wrath of the Spaniards when he was pictured with his team-mates holding a flag that read ‘Wales, Golf, Madrid’.
The Madrid outsider said after the win in Wales: “It was a tremendous game. We knew that. We had to perform and dig deep and use our experience in big games. It’s the perfect scenario. That’s half the job. We will enjoy it tonight.” . There’s another tough game ahead against Scotland or Ukraine and we’ll be prepared for that when it does.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/gareth-bale-wales-real-madrid-26556871 Real Madrid told to 'fire' Gareth Bale as Spanish media targeted after Wales' heroic performance