Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has defended Gareth Bale after the Welshman was once more jeered by his own team's fans during the 2-1 friendly win over Galatasaray on Tuesday.
I like him. He has a team spirit that he brings to the team. He is a sportsman, and he is probably the fastest player out there. I think he has room to grow, if only some of the "fans" would allow him. No one can perform with undue presure on them in their job. How would you feel if the boss was constantly putting you down for every little thing? I think the fans should let this guy play, (I'm ashamed to say it, but just like Barca fans let Suarez play even though he was doing horrible at the beginning, and now he is on par with Messi and Neymar). The fans booing Bale are hurting not just Bale, but also the team. The players are on edge because they can see that the fans have no sensibility, and they can turn on anyone of them. When there is no job security, there is no happy players, and then there is no improvement, and no team spirit. That's going to hurt Real Madrid. These "fans" are ruining it for the rest of us. I find it ironic that one of the complaints against Bale was that he "didn't pass the pass". It's funny because first off, this notion came into being when Bale failed to pass the ball and instead shot and missed against Athlete (if I'm not mistaken). But Bale only had a split second to decide which makes it all the more unreasonable. BUT, here's the ironic part. The fans complaining constantly that Bale doesn't pass when he should, are the one's who have put Bale in the position that he has to PROVE himself by scoring goals, therefore making it likely that this thought will pass through his mind when he has that split second to decide whether to try and hug up the glory, or to pass if possible. i'm very unhappy to be supporting a team who has fans like these idiots. Sorry, but it had to be said. PS: I would be SO sad to see him go to United, and reach his potential THERE because their fans tend to support the team no matter what. That would be embarrassing.
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