- Gareth Bale has been blighted by injuries since his move to Real Madrid
- Isco reveals he is struggling with the constant setbacks
- The Welshman remains sidelined currently and hasn’t played since September 26
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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has had an absolute nightmare when it comes to injuries since moving to Spain, and Isco has conceded it’s taking its toll.
The Welshman moved to the Spanish capital in 2013, and has since had 25 different injury complaints from muscle problems to calf injuries which have plagued him since earlier this year, as per Sport.
That’s a significant amount of games missed for a player who cost the club £85m in a world record deal at the time, as per BBC Sport, and so the level of scrutiny and criticism is higher than for others.
Bale has a more than decent trophy collection since his move as he’s secured three Champions League trophies among others, but he’ll want to be a prominent figure in that success otherwise he won’t enjoy the same feeling as his teammates.
Having now missed the last seven games in all competitions with his latest injury problem, which he has now also suffered a further setback with as seen in the tweet below, Isco has revealed all and has admitted that Bale is struggling.
“Gareth has been injured for a long time,” he said, as reported by The Express. “He’s having a hard time.”
It’s undoubtedly a difficult time for the 28-year-old, as while supporters may be frustrated and growing angry with his constant injury problems, he’ll be feeling it the most as he will be desperate to get back on the pitch on a regular basis and be an influential figure for Los Blancos.
His body is preventing him from doing that right now, and Madrid along with Bale will surely have to come up with some sort of training programme to work on injury prevention in order to avoid this blighting the rest of his career with the European giants.
While his absence hurts them on the pitch, it won’t do much in terms of his re-sale value and interest from elsewhere as no club will want to spend big on a player that has proven to be so injury prone.
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