Bale: Players aren’t robots

Gareth Bale warned Real Madrid fans not to expect perfect performances every week as “we’re not robots”.

The Welshman scored four goals in Sunday’s 10-2 demolition of Rayo Vallecano, yet he faced a barrage of questions about the problems perceived to be facing his side after the game.

“It was a good victory and a celebration just before Christmas,” he said.

“Two dismissals? It’s true that we conceded two goals, but I think we still would’ve reacted very strongly if it remained 11 v 11.

“[On the hostile atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu], it was normal.

“We get on well with [Rafa Benitez] and keep trying to work and train hard.

“[On the defeat to Villarreal], this is football, we’re not robots.

“Sometimes you lose concentration, but we still had chances to score four or five goals.

“We have to be more of everything [than just aggressive]. As the season progresses, we’ll get better.”

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