Gareth Bale’s form has been concerning a lot of people so far this year, but Wales manager Chris Coleman is fully focused on keeping his star player’s morale as high as possible ahead of their team’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel.
As the Daily Star confirms, the 25-year-old has been regularly booed by his own fans following a tough season with Real Madrid. He’s also had his car attacked by them and been has been widely criticised in the Spanish press.
His potential discontent in the Spanish capital has led to him becoming a transfer target for both Manchester United and Chelsea, although either side would likely have to pay through the nose for the world’s most expensive player.
Despite the mounting pressure, Coleman insists that Bale hasn’t been fazed.
“I cannot see any difference in Baley at all. If I thought it was bothering him, and we’re all human beings so I know it can bother you from time to time, then I would have sat down with him and had that conversation,” the Wales manager is quoted as saying.
“But we have not mentioned Real Madrid, we have only talked about Wales, Israel and the job in hand. He is happy, relaxed and more importantly he is fit and ready to play.”
The former Tottenham Hotspur star has scored 16 goals in 39 games so far this season, down on the 22 he struck for them last season.