He’s definitely the most criticized Real Madrid player at the moment, both by fans and the media, but he insists that the whistles and the… mean reports don’t affect him.
It’s all opinions. They have to sell newspapers in some way and have to write something. So I’m used to people writing good and bad things. I don’t care too much
Gareth Bale told El Pais, one of the most… moderate newspapers, regarding how they have ‘treated’ him these last weeks.
I hope the best is yet to come. Yes, there have been great moments and others, not so much
the Welsh star said, looking back at how he has done these last four years at Madrid, and what he hopes for the future.
Staying a bit longer on the past part, Bale admitted that he should have taken more time to recover last season from his ankle injury.
On the one hand, it’s easy now to say that I should have rested more. But when you’ve been injured for three months and you see your team-mates play you really want to come back and that’s what I did
he said, revealing that
I had to take a lot of painkillers to play. And yes, now I think I should have taken more time to recuperate so I could have played much better and been able to do all those things that, with the ankle pain, I wasn’t able to do. If I could go back, I would have taken more time to recover.