No one can deny the annoyance of Cristiano Ronaldo’s non-celebration of Gareth Bale’s opener against Levante on Sunday night (15/3). Since then Ronaldo have been hitting the media earlier as he attempts to chase down a rampant Lionel Messi, who leads 32-30 in the Pichichi stakes. And some people see the Portuguese’s frustration was more or less understandable.
Concerning the fact that the strike rate of the current Ballon d’Or holder has been poor by his own standards in 2015, he is not happy. Up to today, he only has nine in 14 games, far from his revealed target.
The most criticized gesture shown by the striker was his raised-arm-to-thigh gesture that the cameras perfectly caught when Bale wheeled away had already been performed when he was still on the floor, and more vehemently. And there is little more annoying than that.
When Bale strike in the second, celebrations in general were muted. Concerning the Real’s recent form, against Levante at home, it scarcely mattered how the goals were score. A 1-0 win would have relieved the latest crisis, and 2-0 win was the bare minimum to go ahead on the Clasico games.
Bale has been getting extra lessons in running towards his own goal, but the recent criticism said that the Wales winger has been centered on his reluctance to bring others into play at the other end. On the other hand, today’s forwards operate under a dozen different designations and are expected to defend as well. About this case, whatever Bale’s position on the field or in the media, Ronaldo wants to score every goal; just like all forwards do.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese star took great care to quell any rumors of a rift, “What happened on Saturday is in the past, sometimes I make mistakes, too; it’s part of the business.
Then the coverage of Real Madrid’s training sessions is microscopic and apparently Bale and Ronaldo get on just fine. They may not be the best friend at the squad, but more or less Madrid is a workplace for both forward and they are merely obliged to maintain a professional understanding on the pitch.
People have been associated Ronaldo’s rascal behavior with his inability to hold his ego as the best player in the world, and also in relation to the fact that his striker mate earns higher fee. And here Bale seems to try to act coolly by indicating that there is nothing to prove to Ronaldo or any rumors over them, “and everyone around me knows what I can do.”