With his double against Austria, Gareth Bale shot his Welshman one round further in the playoffs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After the game, the 32-year-old settled accounts with a newspaper that had mocked him several times in recent weeks.
“I don’t have to send them a message, it’s a waste of time. It’s disgusting, they should be ashamed,” the Real Madrid forward told the club after the game Brand.
Marca recently with sharp criticism of Bale
The Spanish newspaper had slammed Bale’s performances at Los Blancos several times in recent weeks, even comparing the Welshman to a parasite. “He settled in Spain, at Real Madrid, where, masked, he first showed diligence and love for the guest, but then his nature led him to suck blood without giving anything in return. More than blood: he sucked and sucked continue the Euros of the club,” he wrote Brand-Columnist Manuel Julia.
“Unlike others of its kind, such as the flea, louse or bed bug, the Bale parasite does not cause its host to itch or become ill. But it does laugh, make fun of it and show a joking contempt for the one from which he’s alive,” the column continues.
Bale has played in just five competitive games for Real this season. “When I play, I can also convert a free kick,” he said meaningfully on Thursday evening. “I ended up having cramps, but I guess that’s normal. I’m running my heart out for this country.”
His contract in Spain’s capital runs until the end of the season, further cooperation is ruled out. Bale had recently announced that he wanted to concentrate fully on the national team.
Before the meeting with Austria, he had hinted that the game would have his “full attention, my full focus, all my preparations over the last few months”. “I think about nothing but the game.”