Spanish paper AS has come out with some alarming statistics surrounding Gareth Bale on Wednesday.
Real Madrid paid 101 million euros for Bale and the “Welsh Express” was generally considered to have been a roar away success since joining from Spurs.
Three final goals, in the Copa del Rey, Champions League and Club World Cup confirmed that Bale was a crucial cog in the Real Madrid attack, especially as one of the “Bs” in the “BBC”.
However, since the turn of the year things have taken a bit of a nose dive for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid.
Bale did score a couple of goals in January but was then booed by the Bernabeu during the 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad.
Ever since then, the Welsh forward has struggled.
AS has revealed today that Bale now shoots less. Before Sociedad it was every 22 minutes, now it is every 45.
Bale also crosses more (every 20 minutes, previously it was every 22 minutes) but this has included games in which Cristiano Ronaldo has missed, where Real Madrid need the Welsh forward to be on goal scoring form.
Crucially, Bale has not scored in seven matches. This is his longest streak without a goal since joining Los Blancos.
Real Madrid have a crucial game at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday as they bid to hold on to their lead at the top of La Liga.
This upcoming match will be Gareth Bale’s 50th in La Liga.
Perhaps the Real Madrid fans will get behind Gareth Bale in the coming weeks. Clearly the booing doesn’t work!