Welsh superstar player Gareth Bale is all worried that the injury Real Madrid team mate Cristiano Ronaldo sustained at the final of the Euro 2016 tournament might affect his performance as they start preparations for the next season.
Portugal, captained by Ronaldo, defeated Wales at the semi final of the tournament hosted in France before lifting the trophy ahead of the host in the final. However, as the tournament has ended, players would have to return to their clubs to resume training ahead of the new season. Bale took to his social media handle to pray the Portuguese star is not too affected by the tackle from West Ham star Dimitri Payet.
“Terrible to see Cris come off like that. Hope it’s nothing too bad,” Bale posted on Twitter. Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League in the last campaign, making it the second in three years but they have failed to win the Spanish La Liga for years now. The last time they lifted the local league was when they won it under former manager Jose Mourinho, who is now with Manchester United.
Current manager Zinedine Zidane was able to transform the fortunes of the club when he took over in the last season but will likely make the La Liga a priority this year. Their chief rival Barcelona have won the title numerous times in recent years are going to be the main contender in the coming season, so Real Madrid would not be able to afford its most consistent goal scorer for six years to be injured as they kick off the campaign next month.
Ronaldo left the game in the first half but returned after the second half to support the team to victory. He was named in the team of the tournament released at the end but Bale was surprisingly missing. Arsenal play maker Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen made the final cut from the Welsh team but Bale was missing. Social media users took to their handle to react surprisingly at the final list. However, the list from UEFA ranking most in-form player placed Bale in third place.