We thought that Gareth Bale was awakening from his nightmare after the great game played in Germany, but it wasn’t the case. The Welshman suffered a problem in the thigh and he missed the game against Espanyol. Then, he travelled to Wales to join his national team, but he left today the training ground with an injury in the calf, the muscle that gives him a lot of problems.
After missing the last training sessions with Real Madrid and the game against Espanyol, Bale travelled to Cardiff to join his national team. (Here you can see the games of the Real Madrid players on their way to the World Cup). Zidane said that Bale was not injured, so he should have been able to play against Georgia and Ireland, both key games for Wales, who is seeking to participate in their first World Cup.
However, Bale cannot help his teammates to achieve this goal. He will miss both games because he left the concentration today after training softly on Monday. According to Sky Sports, Bale suffers some problems in the calf, the muscle that is giving him a lot of pain. Now, he should be back to Spain to get the medical test and evaluate the injury.
It’s very difficult to be optimistic regarding Bale’s situation. His performances were very poor in the start of the season and he had to face several criticism. He improved in the last few games, especially against Borussia Dortmund or the great goal scored at Anoeta, but the injuries are preventing him to show a great level.
If Bale had already problems to keep his place in the line-up when everybody is available, now it will be very difficult to claim a spot in the team. With Benzema ready to come back against Getafe, Isco and Asensio are showing a better level than the Welshman and, especially, they don’t have physical problems, so they give everything on the pitch. Perhaps, it was a great mistake not selling him this summer and getting Mbappé instead.