Gareth Bale’s Goal Drought At The Santiago Bernabéu This Season Is Shocking
Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid looks fairly bleak after his performance at the Santiago Bernabéu this season.
The 29-year-old Welsh winger refused to warm-up against Levante last month, while recently he was booed during last week's El Clásico and left the stadium early before Los Blancos' defeat to Barcelona.
In fact, the former Tottenham Hotspur ace failed to score against Ajax in Tuesday's second-leg Champions League clash, which ended with Santiago Solari's men crashing out of the tournament after their 4-1 thrashing.
Could it be any worse for Bale?
The simple answer would be yes, especially after Marca's Euan McTear revealed a damning stat about the Madrid star.
According to McTear, Bale has failed to score at the Bernabéu since 19th September, while 37 different players have come to the stadium in that time and found the back of the net.
Yes, you read that right.
Bale's home drought speaks volumes about Madrid's season, especially after Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus last summer.
ESPN's Alexis (AKA 'MisterChip' on Twitter) found that Madrid have only scored 37 times in 20 matches at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Compare that with the nine seasons that Ronaldo was at the club and it shows they averaged 62 goals in their first 20 matches, highlighting the 25-goal gap that Los Blancos have failed to plug this campaign.
Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, said that the player's treatment from the Madrid supporters has been "nothing short of a disgrace."
"This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth's goals for years to come," he added (via BBC Sport).
"They should be ashamed of themselves. Those fans should be kissing his feet."
Will Bale leave Madrid at the end of the season?
Let us know in the comments.
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