Gareth Bale’s agent hits back at ‘failure’ Roy Keane

Gareth Bale’s agent hits back at ‘failure’ Roy Keane


Gareth Bale’s agent has said his client takes no notice of what his critics say, especially when it comes some a ‘failure’ such as Roy Keane.

The former Manchester United midfielder and now TV pundit slammed Bale’s performance in Real’s 2-1 loss to Juventus on Tuesday, saying Los Blancos were essentially playing with 10 men during the game.

Bale has come under some intense scrutiny this campaign for some perceived below-par performances, and has twice had to deal with angry ‘fans’ confronting him as he’s left the club’s Valdebebas training ground. Such has been the ferocity of the criticism that the 91-million-euro signing from Spurs has been linked with a move back to the Premier League this summer.

But speaking to BBC Sport, Jonathan Barnett hit back, saying Keane was a management failure and is in not position to criticise others.

“Why should we take any notice of comments from people who don’t know what they are talking about – and from people who have failed in management. This is only an issue in England. Gareth is at the biggest club in the world. He is one of the best players in the world. He is fine. He only listens to relevant comments. He is 100 per cent focused on Real Madrid,” he said.