Daily Express

‘ HE DID NOT GET RE­SPECT’

- Sports · Soccer · Tottenham Hotspur Football Club · United Kingdom · Great Britain · Real Madrid F.C. · Madrid · West Ham United F.C.

ques­tion­ing whether the for­ward – a win­ner of four Cham­pi­ons Leagues – can still per­form in the Premier League, hav­ing re­joined Tot­ten­ham on loan.

Bar­nett, right, Bale’s long- time rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said: “This coun­try should be very proud of him, Great Bri­tain should be proud of him. Stop knock­ing him and write what he’s done and achieved. It’s very an­noy­ing and it’s the same with Real Madrid and what he’s achieved for them. They should be kiss­ing the floor he walks on.”

Bale, 31, is ex­pected to be fit for Spurs’ Oc­to­ber 17 clash at home to West Ham.

Speak­ing on Talk­sport’s Sports Bar show, Bar­nett added: “For some­body who has done as well as he has for Real Madrid, he didn’t get the re­spect he de­served – that was a big prob­lem.”

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