Gareth Bale was pictured having the last laugh over Zinedine Zidane during Real Madrid’s embarrassing 7-3 pre-season defeat to rivals Atletico.
Welsh superstar Gareth Bale was pictured laughing and smiling during Real Madrid’s embarrassing 7-3 defeat to cross-town rivals Atletico on Saturday morning.
The former Tottenham star was involved in the one-sided hammering, Bale was brought on in what could be his final appearance for Los Blancos on the hour mark. Zinedine Zidane’s side were 6-1 down at the time of Bale’s arrival.
Real’s performance was truly comical, Sergio Ramos gifted Diego Costa a goal for Atletico after a poor attempt to play out from the back. Take a look here.
Diego Costa looked like a prime Diego Maradona as he scored four goals for Atletico before being sent off in true Costa fashion. Take a look at the sending off which sparked a melee here.
Even though the clash was a pre-season friendly, as part of the International Champions Cup, there’s absolutely no excuse for losing 7-3 – least of all to your cross-town rivals.
Bale was pictured laughing and smiling both before and during his introduction to the field.
Whilst on the substitutes bench, Bale must have cracked some joke to get his teammate laughing during a humiliating performance:
It’s unlikely that Bale’s antics were a parting shot towards Zinedine Zidane, but this incident says everything about Real’s fall from grace in the last year.
Zidane has treated Bale disrespectfully since his return as Los Blancos boss, the Frenchman made it clear that the wing wizard had no place in his plans for the future, leaving Bale to scramble for a move away from the Spanish capital.