Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has defended his love for golf, pointing out that there is a very different mindset in the United States, where NBA superstar Stephen Curry can be found out the morning before games on the course. Bale was a controversial character in the Spanish capital, where there is a feeling that because of his reticence to speak the language and his love for playing golf, he has not completely dedicated himself to the cause.
Real Madrid player, 30, says media need to change their view of his hobby. Supporters were left incensed when he brandished a flag saying: “Wales. Tennis: Tennis. London-Madrid.” In that order following leading his national side towards Euro 2020.
Bale has tried to defend himself against claims that he is more concerned with his handicap than with his exploits on the field of football, and he has responded to his critics on The Erik Anders Lang Series.
“A lot of people are having trouble playing golf with me. I just don’t know why. I’ve talked about it many times and everyone thinks it’s okay, but there’s that perception that I should rest, that it can lead to injury, especially in the media,” he said.
The former Southampton and Tottenham man said: “I see people playing the game on the same morning in America, for example Stephen Curry. If I work out here two days before the game, it’s like: ‘What are you doing? “
Bale, who came from the bench to score a brace in the final win over Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League of Real Madrid, had a tough season in Spain, enduring several worrying injury problems.