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Bale deserves a nice farewell to Real Madrid, says Ancelotti

24 May 2022 | 08:13 | Football

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On Thursday, Carlo Ancelotti said Gareth Bale deserved to come on for the final home game of the season against Real Madrid’s Real Betis.

Bale will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of June, after nine years at the Spanish giants, during which he won three La Liga titles and four Champions League titles.

“He [Bale] very important for the Decima (when Real Madrid won their 10th Champions League), in the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev, in the Copa del Rey final (2014). “

Carlo Ancelotti

But after an impressive first few years in Spain, Bale’s popularity with Madrid fans has plummeted while the Spanish press regularly criticizes him for his lack of commitment.

Traditionally, Real Madrid celebrates the departure of key players, with the team playing their final La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu against Betis on Friday.

Gareth Bale (L) and Carlo Ancelotti (R) in 2014

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Gareth Bale (L) and Carlo Ancelotti (R) in 2014

Bale may not be able to play the whole match due to a back problem.

“Everybody knows that Bale’s contract is coming to an end and he will say goodbye to Real Madrid this year,” Ancelotti told a press conference.

“It doesn’t matter if he plays tomorrow or not, the important thing is that Bale has been part of the history of this club. He will forever be in the memory of all Real Madrid fans.

Gareth Bale (L) and Carlo Ancelotti (R) in 2015

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Gareth Bale (L) and Carlo Ancelotti (R) in 2015

“He was very important with the Decima (when Real Madrid won their 10th Champions League), in the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev, in the Copa del Rey final (2014).

“He’s written some great chapters for this club. It’s important that people recognize that.”

Real Madrid won La Liga last month with four games to spare, allowing Ancelotti to rest and rotate players ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool in Paris next Saturday.

Gareth Bale scores from an overhead kick against Liverpool during the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev. Photo: Twitter

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Gareth Bale scores from an overhead kick against Liverpool during the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev. Photo: Twitter

“Liverpool have more difficulties than us, they are preparing very important games,” said Ancelotti. “But we’re not just thinking about the final, we’ll be thinking about the final from Monday.”

Ancelotti has also been asked four times about Kylian Mbappe, who is still announcing whether he will extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain or join Real Madrid next season.

When asked if fans talk to him about Mbappe on the street, Ancelotti said: “No, because I don’t go on the street. I spend time at the training ground, in the car or at home. .

“Sometimes in good restaurants in Madrid, but they don’t ask me there. They ask me about the Champions League final.”

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