Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro moved today to defend his team-mate Gareth Bale, against the backdrop of the club’s supporters making their frustration with the Welshman clear again last weekend.
For those who don’t know, the wide man Bale got a rare look in Real Madrid’s colors on Saturday night.
With Carlo Ancelotti’s forces two goals in favor of the team in a La Liga meeting with Getafe, the 32-year-old was introduced to the bench in the last fifteen minutes of the match.
However, Bale’s introduction was met with a chorus of whistles and mockery across the Bernabéu, as the team’s fans present went on to make it clear that they were still firmly against his presence in the club’s first-team squad:
Gareth Bale mocked the ridicule of home fans yesterday
What does he have to do to prove himself? pic.twitter.com/mrmdqQuHBe
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The veteran Welsh player himself, as shown in the footage above, did not care about the fans involved, laughing at the whistles as he made his way onto the pitch.
But one of Carlo Ancelotti’s teammates, who failed to see the funny side of the situation, was Casemiro.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the Real Madrid midfielder was pulled over due to the Blancos’ latest reaction against Bale.
And the Brazil international did not back down from his response, revealing his opinion that when targeting the winger, the fans respect not only Bale, but the rest of the Los Meringue players, as well as the club as a whole:
“When one player whistles, we all whistle. I don’t agree when this happens.
“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.”
Casemiro’s opinion on Bale’s position of course comes just 24 hours after Real Madrid turned their attention to matters on the continent, in a meeting with Premier League giants Chelsea.
A week after they were put to the sword at Stamford Bridge, Ancelotti and his cohorts. The Blues will welcome in the Spanish capital, the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between the two teams.
Tuesday’s hosts currently have a 3-1 advantage and are undoubtedly confident of their chances of securing a place in the final 4 of the competition thanks to the brilliance of Karim Benzema.
– 2019/20: 5 goals
– 2020/21: 6 goals
After consecutive trebles, Karim Benzema now has the same number #UCL This season’s goals also scored in the previous two combined! 😳
The Frenchman might be the hottest striker on the planet right now! 🤩pic.twitter.com/6GO1YOyBdA
Football on BT Sport (btsportfootball) April 11, 2022