The former Tottenham Hotspur player, Ben Davies is also sympathetic to the situation that has been experienced by Gareth Bale in recent years, he wonders why criticism is always targeted at the Wales winger even though his contribution is no longer in doubt.
Gareth Bale was predicted to be a future star, or the world’s best player who broke the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Indeed, in his first years at Real Madrid, all went well, where Bale managed to lead Los Blancos to the European Champions League trophy and the Copa Del Rey at that time.
But after that, the Welsh Winger’s career seemed ironic, whether playing or not on the pitch, he is still a frequent target of criticism.
Bale’s situation made the former Tottenham Hotspur player, Ben Davies feel amazed. According to him, Gareth Bale is actually an extraordinary player who has been criticized unfairly.
But on the one hand, this fact makes Ben Davies feel amazed at Gareth Bale who can still perform brilliantly even though he continues to be the target of criticism.
“Gareth is under too much criticism, maybe not fair, especially when he is at the top of his game. He is a very tough guy to deal with things off the pitch and still gives great performances throughout his career.” Davies told Goal international.
Bale himself defended Real Madrid from 2013 to 2020, during which time he presented four European Champions League titles for Los Blancos and contributed to helping Wales qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Ben Davies cannot understand why with such a contribution Bale is still the target of criticism
“Even after four Champions League titles, after what he did for the national team, what he did for Real Madrid, his abilities are still questionable.”
“It must be difficult to accept. I think he has handled it very well. He is an extraordinary footballer and a great man,” continued Davies.
Bale himself eventually moved to his former club, Tottenham Hotspur on loan since last summer.