Gareth Bale did a favour to himself with Champions League final performance
Gareth Bale writes his name in history books delivering Real Madrid their third successive UEFA Champions League trophy, but more than that Welshman did a favour to himself. He scored a double coming off the bench in Kiev to help his team lift their 13th European title and grabbed the headlines in the major newspaper.
Bale knew he needs to deliver to make himself comfortable. His situation at Real Madrid is not very good despite being a Galactico star. He is the most expensive Real Madrid player, but his berth in the team is limited from the bench.
Welshman highlighted it in his post-match comment. He said, “I need to be playing week in, week out. This hasn’t happened this season. I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss the situation.”
Jonathan Barnett is his agent who will fly to Madrid this week to discuss with Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez and club officials to discuss his client unhappiness as Marca reports.
He needs to make sure that he plays regularly. And if not, he must be the darling of the transfer market.
Bale has already proved his stalwart scoring probably the UEFA Champions League finals’ best goal. He stole the limelight from Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who always grabs headlines scoring in key games. Ronaldo’s only headline of the day was prematurely hinting his departure using past tense in his post-match statement.
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It is more than enough for Bale to gain the star status he deserves.
No longer will the clubs vying for the services of Bale be in a situation to bargain with Real Madrid. Earlier clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, PSG, and Tottenham Hotspur came knocking on Real Madrid’s door, but they were not ready to offer the price point where Real officials were comfortable with the offer. Now with Bale’s performance in final, they can get what they ask for the player.
If The Sun reports being believed, Manchester United is ready with a €200m bid for Bale.
Bale also knows he is capable of doing magnificent things of his own. He is at an age when the stars mature and he can’t be sitting out. He wants the star status that other Real Madrid players get always finding a place in playing XI. Why should he be sitting out?
Welshman doesn’t like it. He wants to play every game and every minute and there is nothing wrong with it. Every star player wants to play the whole game as long as fit. But his situation in Madrid is living in the shadow of the greatness of Cristiano Ronaldo.
And in Kiev, he came out of that shadow and completely outsmarts Ronaldo. He was the centre of attraction with his overhead kick to give Real Madrid lead and also making sure the victory, with his curling long-range strike which left Liverpool goalkeeper Lorius Karius fumbling and the ball goes in.
Before Champions League final, everybody knew the Real Madrid playing XI’s 10 names, but they didn’t know the 11th one. It was between Isco or Gareth Bale, both are equally good. Zidane goes with Isco. Isco had a great game before Bale replaced him, but Bale killed it.
The Wales star is fit again after his prolonged injury. He is ready to deliver but the manager can’t give him minutes because of his squad rotation policy or simply he doesn’t trust him with his A-plan. He can no longer play the mind game in the name of squad rotation and simply ignore him.
Bale has already done a favour to himself. It’s now time for Real Madrid to realize whether they see the Welshman as their no.1 star or they would like to get rid of him. No longer, they can convince him to stay and sit out on the bench.
He wants to play regular football and there are great clubs who will offer it to him. They are ready to offer the right price as well. Real Madrid won’t be able to block the deal at the right price and clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are looking out for that star status to give competition to Manchester City.