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Real Madrid didn’t manage something better than a 2-2 draw at home against Valencia last weekend, and one of the players who received most of the criticism from the Santiago Bernabeu stands was Gareth Bale.
This latest episode won’t faze him at all. People wondered how he would handle it when he went to Real Madrid because you are like a film star there, but he absolutely cruised through it
Wales coach Chris Coleman told reporters, ahead of the national team’s World Cup qualifying matches later this week.
Coleman was referring to the boos Bale received during the game, but mostly upon his substitution, having failed to impress in yet another game at the start of this season.
He’s answered all the critics. He’s matured in the last four or five years and come through it with flying colours. There’s been a couple of periods where he has been under a lot of pressure, but all he needs to do is put his medals up. Yes, he’s had one or two injuries but he’s won three Champions Leagues. No-one else has ever gone to a foreign club from this country and done that. Absolutely nobody can doubt him
the Wales coach also said, praising his player for his successes at Real Madrid, the titles he has won, but also the attitude he has shown since 2013, since he moved there from Tottenham.
He’s always a story, he’s one of the best players in the world. Things will be said and that’s the way it is. He knows that