Gareth Bale Smashed By Jorge Valdano To Cost El Clasico Hammering And Christmas Lopetegui His Job

Valdano threw the Wales international and claims that he has not lived up to the price he was brought to during his five-year tenure at Bernabeu. Gareth Bale is guilty of Sunday's El Clasico defeat and Christmas Lopetegui sacking, according to Real Madrid legend Jorge Valdano. Wales international lost Jordi Alba for the opening goal of Barcelona in the 5-1 press at Camp Nou and was largely ineffective on the other side.

Due to the crushing defeat, Lopetegui lost his job after watching the worst start for Los Blancos in 17 seasons. However, former sports director Valdano believes that Bale may blame his part in the former Spanish Chief's cover. "We are watching Bale because of his price, and this illusion has been created, he is a kind of world superstar," said Valdano, a former Real player and sports director. But the last five years do not reflect what Madrid paid for him."

Talking about Barcelona's opening goal, he added: "Bale was the one responsible for tracing Jordi Alba, but after seven minutes the concentration was gone. Alba was alone on the flank.

"At the start of the game, players respected the system and the instructions. “But then they do what comes naturally to those who Bale did and believe they have the power to do what they want“." Santiago Solari has been placed in temporary charge by the La Liga giants, with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte,“ who smoke to be“in the run for the permanent position. Bale, a world championship of 86 million GBP, who signed Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, has been struggling with injuries in the Spanish capital since his lucrative move.

Despite making only 201 appearances in five years, he has won four Champions League trophies and scored in the 2014 and 2019 finals.