David Beckham expects Gareth Bale to return
Former England international David Beckham reckons that he expects Real Madrid’s record signing Gareth Bale to return to his best sooner rather than later.
The Welshman has been heavily criticised – even by a section of Madrid supporters – for the poor form that he has shown in 2015. Some feel that Bale has been made a scapegoat for the club’s poor form during this period. The former Tottenham midfielder’s car was recently attacked by Madrid supporters after the club’s 2-1 defeat against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. After missing some good opportunities in the first half, Bale was almost anonymous in the second half.
Bale is a key man in the clas between England and Wales at the European Championships, so his changing fortunes will be monitred very closely by the British press.
Beckham is one of the few English players to have played at Madrid. Unlike the likes of Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Owen, the 36-year-old was actually successful playing for Madrid. He brought the club an incredible amount of revenue in the commercial sense, while he also won the league title in his final season at the club.
Bale, on the other hand, started his career in the best possible fashion by scoring in the finals to help when the club the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. He has also scored in the UEFA Super Cup this year, but all this appears to have been forgotten.
“Gareth had the perfect season last year – he scored important goals.He arrived at Real Madrid as one of the most expensive players in football, so there was always going to be expectations.Last season was a perfect season for him; this season, he’s still doing well but there’s always going to be moments when doesn’t do as well in games – that’s normal as he is one of the best players. He’s scored great goals already this season and he’s a great character. For me, he’s one of the best,” said Beckham.