Gareth Bale is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid despite Zinedine Zidane questioning his focus
Gareth Bale’s agent has responded to Zinedine Zidane’s question about his focus by saying his client is ‘100 per cent committed to Real Madrid.’
The former Tottenham midfielder played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, but Zidane wondered whether the player’s heart was in the right place.
“I don’t know if Bale is focused, you’ll have to ask him,” the Real Madrid boss said.
There has been continued speculation regarding Bale’s future at the Bernabeu over the past couple of seasons, despite him having a current deal with the club until the summer of 2022.
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However, Jonathan Barnett has once again reiterated Bale’s desire to remain in Madrid.
“Gareth is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid,” he told BBC Wales Sport. “Nothing has changed.”
Bale joined Real Madrid for a then-world record fee of £85.3m from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 and has enjoyed six trophy-laden seasons with them, including four Champions League titles, two of those finals he scored in.
He has also netted 102 goals in 231 appearances.
Despite this, Bale has had something of a tempestuous relationship with the Real supporters over the years and he has been frequently booed and whistled at, while also receiving criticism from the Spanish press.
In March, Barnett told talkSPORT the supporters who booed him ‘disgusting’, adding he ‘loves’ playing for the club.
“He has been a great player for Real Madrid and in years to come they will be talking about Gareth Bale’s great goals and great achievements for Real Madrid, and to be booed and for the fans to behave as they did is disgusting,” he said.
“In general he has been great for the club and for the fans to boo him is absolutely disgraceful. He loves Real Madrid and it must hurt him to be booed. It must.”
Source: SportsLatest TS