Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has jumped to the defense of Gareth Bale after his fans mocked the Welsh international after he came off the bench at the weekend against Getafe.
The 32-year-old replaced Karim Benzema in the 74th minute with Real Madrid’s 2-0 lead on Saturday, and his arrival was met with taunts and whistles from the Bernabeu supporters, to which Bale responded with a smile.
It was the striker’s first appearance at the Bernabeu since February 2020 and it was not the first time that the Welsh player had been mocked by Real Madrid fans, with fans showing their dislike of his attitude and his eccentric style towards the club in recent years.
However, this caused Casemiro to react to the incident at a press conference and the Brazilian asked Real Madrid fans to respect the Welshman’s achievements at the club.
In his defense of his teammate, Casemiro stated in a confrontation with Goal:
“When one player whistles, all of us whistle. I don’t agree when this happens,” the Brazilian said.
“We have to support him. I don’t like the way Bale was whistled on that day because he is a historic player for this club.
“When you whistle at a player like that, you whistle on the history of this club. If we are all together, we are all together.
“I want the Bernabéu to make my hair stand up to the end. We count on the support of the public.”
Bale has won two La Liga titles and four Champions League titles in Madrid over the past nine years, scoring 106 goals and 67 assists since joining from Tottenham in the summer of 2013.
The Wales international was one of the best players in the world until a few years ago, and since then he appears to have lost some motivation which is the root cause of the Madrid fan’s anger, along with some of the player’s antics at the end of the match. 2020 season.