Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Winger, Gareth Bale has no intention of leaving the club, amid suggestions the Wales international is frustrated by how things are going for him at the Spanish giants.
Bale has come under fire from sections of the media and also the Real fans for some of his performances this season and Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett coming out in defence of his client, telling the Daily Telegraphthat the former Spurs star has yet to show his full potential this term because he has not been given enough of the ball by his Real team-mates.
At his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final second leg against Juve, Ancelotti said:
“I spoke with him (Bale) a lot of times. He is really happy to stay here.
“I don’t understand what his agent said. It could be better to not speak. But we are used to it, in this world (where) a lot of people speak and sometimes, speak too much.
“Bale has no problem with his colleagues. His colleagues have no problem with him. They like Gareth Bale and he likes his colleagues. There is one word too many perhaps from outside.”
As if to prove Ancelotti’s point, Bale’s team-mate James Rodriguez added at the same press conference: “I didn’t see what was said, it’s the first time I’ve heard it.
“We all want to play with him. Cristiano, Chicarito… we’re all a team and we have to be united. You can’t speculate on what is said outside. We all have to be focused.”
Bale has been a regular in the Real side this season, although he last scored for them back in early April in the 9-1 win over Granada, where Cristiano Ronaldo got five goals.