Gareth Bale has proven yet again that his body and spirit are not happy with the manager of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane and the entire club. The 31-year-old Wales right-winger ensured that he didn’t play too much part when players and staff of the club were celebrating their 34th Spanish La Liga title.
Real Madrid bagged the title on Thursday night after they defeated Villarreal 2-1 at their temporal home stadium Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. While their rival, Barcelona, were defeated by Osasuna 2-1 at Camp Nou.
In a viral video which surfaced on social media after the match and the celebration on the pitch, the captain of Madrid, Sergio Ramos, led the team near a goal post in the stadium to take pictures with the trophy while chanting victory songs.
Bale who felt he was not given the opportunity to play a significant part in the competition decided not to get too involved in the celebration. He stood a bit awkward as he struggled to get along with the vibes from his teammates.
I’m crying look at Gareth Bale😭😭 pic.twitter.com/pPuJOmNVP7— 📦 (@LfcWrighty) July 16, 2020
Besides that, another picture surfaced on social media, still, from Real Madrid‘s celebration on the pitch, which showed Bale standing afar with his hands folded while watching how, Zinedine Zidane was embracing his teammates. As if that was not awkward enough, he maintained that posture throughout the period where Madrid’s players were celebrating Zidane.
The former Tottenham Hotspur talisman probably did all that to prove the manager wrong for saying that the out of favour forward was still part of the team. It could also be a sign that he was not happy for how the manager has treated him especially this season.
For instance, as prolific as Bale has been since he joined the club in September 2013 for a whopping €101 million transfer fee from Tottenham Hotspur, he has only managed 16 appearances in Spanish La Liga this season.
In those 16 appearances, he only started 14 times and came in as a substitute in others. Until they were declared champions on Thursday, he has managed to score only two La Liga goals and has made only two assists.
Zidane has failed to feature the football star in Madrid’s last two games and Bale has not taken it likely as he has continued to drag the club as much as he can. To amplify that, he decided not to be part of the party since he was not fully part of the build-up.