Bale’s expectations at Madrid have always been high. Still, his inability to intensify after leaving Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 disappointed many Los Blancos fans, especially since Welshman was more in the newspapers for his actions outside the field than his appearances on the field.

If you play poorly, that’s a test

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale underwent to whistling at times from the crowd at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, which, according to him, made him lose some confidence. Bale’s expectations at Madrid have always been high. Still, his inability to intensify after leaving Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 disappointed many Los Blancos fans, especially since Welshman was more in the newspapers for his actions outside the field than his appearances on the field. “We get a lot of pressure in every game. If you play poorly, that’s a test,” Gareth told US golf podcast The Erik Anders Lang Show when talking about his time at Real Madrid. “I’ve had 80 thousand people in a stadium whistle at me because I haven’t played well. I have had it several times! It’s unpleasant, and it doesn’t make your confidence anything useful either.

Unlike in England, fans voice their displeasure with a whistle in Spain, and something Bale doesn’t seem to understand. “This is the major question, and I just don’t understand,” “You would expect that if you don’t have a good time on the field, your fans will keep up with you and try to help you do better because it will make them happy. “But it seems that they are doing the opposite. They whistle you, which therefore makes you feel worse, you lose confidence, you play worse, and then it makes them even more frustrated. “In football, you can play amazingly and not score for five games, and then everyone says that you have a terrible time.” You think that you play well; you did not score or assist. But people just like goals, assists, and wow stuff. Sometimes that does not always happen.”