Wednesday March 13 2019
Ryan Giggs: "Gareth Bale Real Madrid criticism normal"

Wales boss Ryan Giggs believes Gareth Bale has to ‘put up’ with the criticism he receives at Real Madrid: “You must take the rough with the smooth.”

Earlier this week, the Madrid forward was included in the latest Wales squad and his national team manager defended his form in the Spanish capital.

“I played for [Manchester] United and you are open to criticism when you are at a big club," Giggs said, in quotes carried by ESPN FC.

“You have to put up with that and great players there have, you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“The two Ronaldos had it there but Gareth has won four Champions Leagues. He is a fantastic player. He is a great player for Real Madrid and a great player for Wales.

“When Gareth turns up he gives everyone a lift - the players and the staff, he is an experienced player and I have said over again what a quality player and person he is.

“When he plays for Wales he gives 100 percent and more often than not he performs well so I don't expect any different.”

Football Italia website