The Spanish media have taken fresh aim at Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, on the back of his latest outing for the Welsh national team.
Ramsey leads rout
Robert Page’s Wales returned to action on Saturday night.
In their latest World Cup qualifier, the Dragons welcomed minnows Belarus to Cardiff, in the knowledge that a victory would guide them within touching distance of securing a playoff spot, ahead of a crunch meeting with Belgium in midweek.
And, when all was said and done 24 hours ago, bag their latest 3-point haul is precisely what Wales managed.
A dominant display ultimately culminated in Page and co. emerging on the right side of a comprehensive 5-1 scoreline.
Juventus outcast Aaron Ramsey proved the star of the show, bagging a brace, with all of Neco Williams, Ben Davies and Connor Roberts having managed to find the target, too.
It’s Ramsey again! 💥💥
He converts the penalty as Wales start the second-half just like the first – with a goal! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/TLmaiSz0ou
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 13, 2021
‘A bad example’
Also central to Wales’ latest triumph, meanwhile, was talisman Gareth Bale.
The 32-year-old was all smiles in marking his return to competitive action, bagging an assist across a 45-minute first-half outing.
As outlined above, however, whilst those of a Welsh persuasion were no doubt overjoyed with the efforts of their star wide-man versus Belarus, another group who were far from it came in the form of the Spanish media.
As quoted by Diario AS, speaking post-match, journalist Antonio Romero held little back in taking firm aim at Bale, who has been accused of ‘making fun’ of current employers Real Madrid.
This comes with the oft-criticised attacker having not featured at club level since late August, owing to a hamstring injury:
‘His attitude is unpresentable to be the highest paid in Real Madrid. Madrid on June 30 takes a load off their shoulders.’
‘I think he is a bad example in the dressing room… It is unfortunate that today he is a starter with the National Team after more than two months without playing in Madrid. He is making fun of the shield he defends.’
This article was edited by Josh Barker.