Real Madrid included him in the official list of club legends. He won the Champions League five times, La Liga three times, sixteen trophies in total. Super success, super goals, so why is terrible super taste the pitiful dust that rises behind Gareth Bale’s star moments?
Gareth Bale has already written the latest chapter on the football field, ending his professiol career on Monday. Undeniably successful, the 33-year-old midfielder is also a man of controversy. At the moment of the deepest depression at Real Madrid, when he felt emptyer than a burnt patron, he experienced the most dizzying happiness with Wales – captain and tiol hero.
At the Santiago Berbéu, he was relegated to the background like a steam locomotive. Achronism? He didn’t feel that way. He still saw himself as a high-speed Alfa-X shinkansen with magnetic levitation and a turbine that could generate more power than a dozen solar panels.
He hosted the Wales squad for EURO 2016 for the first time in history. An outsider from a country of three million, contrary to expectations, reached the semi-fils. He repeated his participation in the next championship (1/8 fils) and recently in Qatar, the descendants of the Celts played for the first time since 1958 in the World Championship, where they finished after the main group.
The symbol of all this is the guiding spirit of Bale, who has achieved what famous Welshmen only dreamed of – Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Neville Southall, John Toshack.
And there are other giants from smaller countries (George Best, George Weah, Jari Litmanen, Abedi Pele or Tony Yeboah) who have never known the WC atmosphere. Let’s see how Erling Haaland succeeds in this endeavor.
For Wales, Gareth is a titan and one of the brightest footballers to have been produced in the British Isles. Great player and great character. In fact, where did he go to Los Angeles last summer? “No one is a one-piece monolith,” the more sensible Madridists, who recognize the merits of Bale, will tell you.
And then there are a lot of fans who sent all the guns of anger and resentment in his direction. The fans who blamed the dunghill and Gareth’s me