Dimitar Berbatov has told Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid after his antics in the victory over Deportivo Alaves seem to disrespect the club.
The Wales international has hardly been called upon by Zinedine Zidane since the Spanish top-flight resumed last month. And was filmed trying to fall asleep with the nose mask covering his face.
And the former Manchester United forward believes it is just appropriate for the Spanish side to offload the winger, who was seen once again unconcerned in the latest win against Granada on Monday night.
“Gareth Bale is in the headlines again for pretending to sleep in the stands when he found out he was going to be an unused substitute,” Berbatov told Betfair. “When I saw it I couldn’t believe it. I watched him put his mask over his eyes and pretend to be asleep.
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“I cannot support that. It is unprofessional and disrespectful to Real Madrid. Madrid need to find a solution to the Bale saga. It’s not good for Bale or the team.”
Berbatov, who played alongside Bale at Tottenham Hotspur added: “The only solution is for Bale to leave Real Madrid. If I was a Real Madrid fan and saw a player disrespecting the team like that, it would be too much. Bale should be asking for a solution, even if it is a loan move. It was a show of power, it was if he was saying: ‘Play me or I’ll do whatever I want.’ That doesn’t sit right with me.”
Asked whether Bale should leave the Santiago Bernabeu ahead the title-deciding game against Villarreal, the Los Blancos manager said: “What a question. You try to put things between us, but you won’t be able to. Every day you ask the same thing. You can do it; you have the right to ask what you want. But we’re united. Gareth, James, everyone.”
With a four-points lead over Barcelona with two games to go, Madrid just need two points to win their 34th La Liga title.