Gareth Bale's season at Real Madrid has been heartbreaking. Zidane had to swallow the toad to keep him one more year on the roster despite saying in the summer that “if he leaves tomorrow, the better …”. Jiangsu Suning was interested in the Welshman, but Madrid finally rejected the operation because the Chinese club did not want to pay a transfer. So, Zidane tried to make a clean slate and a new account, and although at first it seemed that the situation could be redirected, everything went wrong again until Bale was finished in the stands. After the break he only played 10% of the minutes, although the Welshman was also not very affected. In the last games he devoted himself to joking in the stands, putting on the mask as a mask or using a roll of toilet paper as binoculars. A situation that is not comfortable in the locker room, as Toni Kroos confessed on the podcast Lauschangriff Endlich was mit Sport!, in statements collected by Sky Germany: “There is no way to prevent the situation from being unsatisfactory for everyone. They certainly did not sign him to play as little as now. I think he originally wanted to leave last summer and that the club said yes at first and then no again. I don't know if he's still a little pissed about it. It is a difficult subject… ”.

Despite all the media noise generated by any gesture by Bale, Kroos tried to downplay his importance: “It is certainly not as much as it seems. Everything is fine in the team. I have known him for six years and we have won some pretty important things together ” This season, Bale has only scored three goals and has provided two assists in 1,260 minutes …

Zidane has put him, again, on the exit ramp, but at 31 years old, and with the “war economy” derived from the coronavirus pandemic, it seems an impossible mission to seek Bale's destiny since it is very difficult for a club assume the high cost of the transfer and your file (he has a contract until 2022 and charges 14.5 million euros net per campaign). Although, as AS reported last Tuesday, in the player's environment they cling to a burning nail: that Madrid ends up agreeing to pay part of his salary to open the door for him and that he play in another team since Zidane, as happened in the summer Lastly, he has communicated to the club that he does not want it next season.

Toshack, critic: “I would like to see him talk about himself …”

For his part, John Benjamin Toshack, Former Real Madrid coach and former coach of Wales, he has once again been critical of Bale's attitude at the white club. Days after the player's agent, Jonathan Barnett, assured AS that “Bale is delighted with the idea of ​​continuing two more years in Madrid” and that this newspaper reported that the Welshman's idea is not to forgive “not even a penny ”of his contract, Toshack opined on the situation. “Things don't work out and the coach has other ideas, but you have to sit down and work it out. I think there has to be some kind of dialogue. I don't think many people here are satisfied with the comments that have come from the people who represent him”, declared in the BBC Radio Wales.

Toshack, who made Bale debut on the Welsh national team at just 16 years old, considers that the player has to adopt a change in his attitude, step forward, ask his agent to stay out of the limelight and hoard them to verbalize his stance: “I would like to see Gareth talking a little bit more about himself and I think a lot of people in Spain would like that too. When an agent comes out and says he has another two years on the contract, it certainly is not the path I would take. “