• Bale blames Real supporters for  his lost confidence
  • The fans criticize him for playing golf and failing to learn Spanish
  • Real has been wanting to sell Bale but are unable to find suitable buyers

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been a subject to severe criticism by Real Madrid fans after he blamed the club’s supporters for affecting his performance on the field with their whistling at him.

Bale has four Champions League victories with the Spanish side including 2018 final where he scored a remarkable overhead goal to help his club defeat Liverpool and clinch their 13th Europe’s premiere title. That night, two years ago in Kyiv, still remains Bale’s last big night for the club.

The reasons for his fallout with the Real supporters include his failure to learn Spanish, his love for Golf, and a string of injuries. Hence, whenever Real are struggling in a match, the majority of criticism is headed toward the Welshman.

"I've had 80,000 people in a stadium whistle at me because I haven't played well. I've had it a few times! It's not nice and it doesn't do your confidence any good either. This is the biggest question and I just don't get it,” Bale told golf podcast "The Erik Anders Lang Show" recently, as reported by The Sun.

Further slamming the Real supporters, Bale added, "You would expect that if you're not having a good time on the pitch, your fans would get behind you and try to help you do better because it'll make them happy. But it seems that they do the opposite. They whistle you, which consequentially makes you feel worse, you lose your confidence, you play worse, and then that makes them even more upset.”

Bale, who joined the Bernabeu side ahead of the 2013-14 season, had been a consistent performer until 2018. The last two seasons have seen him struggle under various managers. In the last 42 matches, the Wales superstar scored just 14 goals and making his case worse this season, he has found the back of the net only thrice so far in as many as 18 games.

The last two seasons have seen Real switch head coaches. Bale was decent when Julen Lopetegui took charge but suffered a dip in form for the first time when Santiago Solari came in. The decline only continued after Zinedine Zidane returned for his second stint as Real’s boss. The Frenchman, in fact, wanted to sell off Bale to a club in the Chinese Super League in 2019 and he had even admitted that Bale was not a part of his plans at Real. However, the deal fell through last minute and Bale remained at Bernabeu.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid vs Manchester City
Gareth Bale's cross deflects off Fernando to give Real Madrid the lead against Manchester City. Getty Images

Due to the fall of the financial markets amid the coronavirus pandemic, Real Madrid are aware that they will not find a suitable buyer for Bale even this summer, and they can now only hope that once their best player, Bale, returns to his best form soon.