Sad years end in style: Bale opts out of Real Madrid honour

Real Madrid took the crown on the season on Saturday and crowned Spains champion, but Gareth Bale was missing from the festivities. The Welshman also did not belong to the competition selection for the championship match against Espanyol and limited himself to a statement via social media afterwards.

Bale shared a group photo of his partying colleagues. โ€œCampeones!โ€ , the 32-year-old left-footed said. Too bad I cant be at the party because of a back injury, but Im proud of the team: enjoy it tonight (Saturday, ed.), guys!
Those congratulations led to the necessary skeptical reactions among Bale
s followers. The Welshman went to Real Madrid for the record 100 million euros in 2013, but did not exactly grow up with his employer in the following nine years. Bale often suffered injuries and was increasingly ignored by trainer Zinedine Zidane. After he was loaned to Tottenham Hotspur last season, the return of old well-known Carlo Ancelotti seemed to offer him new opportunities, but also during this championship season, the bank and the stands have remained his domain.
Bale is out of his contract after this season. Chances are he will remain in virgin white at 258 official performances.

CAMPEONES ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ So disappointed that Im not able to be part of the celebrations this evening due to a bad back spasm but really proud of the team for winning the title! Enjoy tonight boys! #HalaMadrid
โ€” Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) April 30, 2022