Gareth Bale’s playing stats suggesting the end is nigh at Madrid
Gareth Bale is the highest earning Real Madrid player in the current squad and was earmarked to pick up the gauntlet following Cristiano Ronaldo’s takeoff the previous summer to Serie A side Juventus.
Things have not worked out well for the Cardiff born striker with the player under performing in a season that was perfect for him to influence the progression to up with the Bernabéu outfit.
Bale’s 2019 statistics (calendar year) attest to his disappointing campaign. The Welsh international has played in 14 of Real Madrid’s games this year, nine in LaLiga, three in the Copa del Rey and two appearances in the Champions League with the player missing the other seven diversions through damage.
Bale has been on target four times (Espanyol, Atlético, Levante and Celta) and yet to provide an assist this year, another component which exacerbate his poor individual yield.
In the key games which have shaped Real Madrid’s season in 2019 (Round of 16 vs Ajax in the Champions League; the Copa del Rey two legged tie against Barça and the El Clásico staged at the Bernabéu, the Welshman has consistently conveyed less than impressive exhibitions.