Terry Gibson is sure that the main reason why it has been so difficult for Gareth Bale to find his way to the starting eleven was his numerous injuries as he missed 40 out of his side’s last 60 games.
Bale has suffered 11 different injuries during this period of his career but Gibson believes that when he is fully fit he can make a huge impact on the Spanish giant. He also thinks that Real Madrid should be more patient with Bale after coming back from injury and they should give him an opportunity to turn it around – and the transfer is not likely as the other teams would not be willing to take such a risk.
Gibson spoke about Bale’s situation as he said, according to Sky Sports: “First and foremost they’ve got to be patient, they’ve got to make sure that when he does get fit there is a training programme which allows him to be fit. His form has never been a problem at Real Madrid, but I’d say the press and Real fans are running out of patience with him. They are all aware of Gareth Bale’s quality, but not being able to see him flourish in the last year has frustrated them.”
He also added that Real don’t have, in fact, many other options but to be patient: “I don’t see anything else but Real being patient with him for the time being. It will be interesting to see what happens next summer if he gets himself fit, has a good run of games this season and gets his form up. Will Real persevere with Bale, risking another injury, or will they cash in?”
In the end, Gibson said that Bale is certainly fully focused on his career with Real: “Gareth himself is just fully focused on getting fit. It’s harsh to criticise players for picking up injuries I think. It’s often not the players’ fault, they’re often very unlucky, and you feel for him.”