Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he is puzzled as to why Gareth Bale has been treated the way he has at Real Madrid despite all that he has achieved for the club.
Despite being largely written off as a flop earlier in the campaign, Bale ended his season-long loan spell at Tottenham with 16 goals, a formidable return for a player who was not a regular in the side for large parts of the season.
The 31-year-old has 12 months left to run on his contract with Real Madrid and it remains to be seen where he will be playing his football next season.
Carlo Ancelotti spoke in glowing terms of Bale in his first press conference as Real Madrid boss, potentially opening the door for the forward to be part of his squad in the Spanish capital next season.
Fabrigas admitted that he is at a loss to see why Bale is on the receiving end of so much criticism considering all he has won with Los Blancos.
When asked about the forward, the former Arsenal midfielder told BBC One (7:14pm, June 11, 2021): “It’s a strange case with Gareth.
“You never know why, but for me, he has been so successful.
“He scored in two Champions League finals, he scored against us in cup final.
“He got over 100 goals for the club, still people were kind of after him. He is a fantastic player.”
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