It is not the most serious injury of Gareth Bale, but the most inopportune one due to age (32 years), the contract (it is his last season at Real Madrid) and the mood (he was fixed in Ancelotti’s eleven). The Welshman does not want the details of the medical leave to be known and does not allow the club to make an official statement public. You have the right to privacy about your health.
Gareth Bale suffers, according to various sources, a tear in the hamstrings of the right leg and the time of withdrawal is indeterminate. The best forecasts suggest that within a month it could be back and the worst are almost two months away. It is the most cruel injury of the Welshman. Not because of the physical damage but because of the emotional blow that the braking of his desire to trace his career at Real Madrid supposes and show that those who have questioned his commitment and performance are wrong.
Bale was the player who most celebrated the departure of Zidane and the arrival of Ancelotti. The change of coach allows him to be one more in the squad, according to his agent (Jonathan Barnett). He is convinced that with Italian it is possible to understand each other. With Zidane he lost communication and trust. Bale has found his motivation again, he was at a good level in the Eurocup, he prepared thoroughly to be at a high physical level in the preseason and started with starting stripes. Ancelotti believes in Bale because he is one of the players with the most goals in the squad. He went to the September break with his National Team and scored three goals in the match against Belarus in the qualification for the World Cup in Qatar. Everything was rolling.
A cruel setback
At Real Madrid they were optimistic with the Welshman again and spoke of the illusion and the desire with which he faces this season. But another setback comes. It’s cruel because Bale wanted to get into the Bernabéu on the right foot and in training at the stadium the day before the game against Celta he felt a prick in the back of his thigh. The alarms went off. Bale freaked out and got on the team bus with a bandage on his thigh. On Monday he received the bad news of an injury that prevents him from making his debut in this Champions League against him Inter de Milan in San Siro and that he may have him off the pitch in the next six games (the next one in the Champions League against him is also in danger. Sheriff).
The pain is already more emotional than physical. A blow to the morale of a player who has fought to fulfill his contract, who felt ignored by Zidane and who has come to consider the possibility of renewing down if he has a good season with which he can convince Florentino Pérez. The injury comes at a bad time. No mishap is good, but Bale was convinced that this September, the start of the Champions League, had to be decisive and become one of the most important players in Ancelotti’s plans.
The failed signing of Mbappé also benefited him. His mood was different from other years in which he was absent and even listless in training. They have seen Bale smile and become more involved in the day to day with the arrival of Ancelotti. He has had to deny that he thought of a withdrawal from football due to information that came out in different media before the European Championship. The Welshman was plugged in and was entering the coach’s ‘plan A’ to put together a trident together with Hazard and Benzema. They were in the process of coupling and with the challenge of showing that they could be an attack with a goal and intimidation.
The plan falls apart because of this injury that does more damage to the head than to the body. Bale is frustrated. It is his eighth season at Real Madrid and with this setback the number of games lost due to injury rises to 103. They have gone through many types of injuries (soleus, quadriceps, back, abductors …), but it hurts more and leaves touched to a player who says he is delighted with the atmosphere in the dressing room with the arrival of Ancelotti.
Bale will need help to overcome this misfortune and at the club the president, the coach, the teammates support him and it remains to be seen how the fans will be received when he returns to the Bernabéu. This season is different for him, special because he understands that it can be that of reconciliation. Gareth Bale says he has made history at Real Madrid, with decisive games in the Champions League and Copa del Rey finals, and he needs recognition.