Gareth Bale is one of the best players in the world (Will’s Worldies #1)
Gareth Bale is the second most expensive player in world football. Currently playing for Real Madrid, the Welsh wizard is one of the finest players in the game. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are normally known as the best footballers in the world without a shadow of a doubt; however I think he is just as good if not better.
No-one can deny that Bale is world class, but seeing as he is playing amongst other masters of the game such as Karim Benzema and Ronaldo, he is slightly overshadowed and doesn’t get as much game time as a player of his calibre should.
Throughout the season, Gareth Bale has played in two different positions, left wing and right wing netting nine goals in 26 appearances. To add to his tally, he finished with five assists helping his teammate and close friend Ronaldo towards his 400th goal- a very impressive achievement! Despite all of the goals and assists, he has had 3 yellow cards with one red for the season.
Previously playing for Tottenham and Southampton, the 27-year-old has found success with Real Madrid having won six cups in four years. Amongst the trophies, he has won the Champions League twice (2013/14 and 2015/16), Copa Del Rey once (2013/14), FIFA Club World Cup once (2015), UEFA Super Cup (2013/14) and La Liga (2016/17).
Bale wasn’t always used to winning trophies and winning leagues, he actually used to play for Southampton in the early years of his career. He spent 33 games as a left-back scoring just one goal, but grabbing 11 assists. It was when he arrived at Tottenham Hotspur however when he really found his feet as a left winger. With blistering pace and the way he could glide round players, that is what really set him apart from the crowd.
What is to follow next in the Welsh wizard’s career is unknown, but it wouldn’t take Sherlock Homes to realise that more trophies and success is on the cards. He is definitely one of the best in the world, but he is extremely underrated in my opinion as he doesn’t get the game time he deserves.
Will, YJA Sports Correspondent
Senior Young Journalist
Year 6, Heighington Millfield Primary Academy