No surprise… Through the years, Real Madrid fans have booed players who have been club icons, including Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo, so Gareth Bale couldn’t avoid the same… fate, especially since he’s never reached his full potential in the Merengues squad.
The Welshman was substituted in the 74th minute, with the score against Valencia at 1-1. The visitors soon took the lead, but a Marco Asensio goal (his second in the game) seven minutes from time salvaged at least a point for Real Madrid.
He’s a key player in the squad. Gareth is Gareth. We keep working hard and we rely on Gareth, just as is the case with the other players
Zinedine Zidane told reporters after the match, talking about Bale.
Gareth’s situation is good. He had scoring opportunities but did not convert them. We’re going to keep working on this
the Frenchman also said, obviously expecting more from his 28-year-old player. The game against Valencia was the first one the Madrid side didn’t win this season, after triumphs against Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup, Barcelona (twice) in Spain’s Super Cup, and their 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna on the opening weekend of the new LaLiga season.