Gareth Bale reflects on a summer of speculation about him leaving Real Madrid that ended with him staying with Zinedine Zidane's side.
Steve Nicol decides whether the hot takes from this weekend's action are plausible or simply overreactions.
Paul Mariner and Craig Burley assess Gareth Bale's start to the season after he helped Real Madrid salvage a draw with his two goals at Villarreal.
Alejandro Moreno and Stevie Nicol break down Gareth Bale's scintillating performance against Celta Vigo and wonder if Zidane will be forced to make Bale a regular again for Real Madrid. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said that he has been made a scapegoat after almost leaving the Spanish club this summer, and said that he believes treatment of him has not been "fair."
Bale, 30, was involved in a tense stand-off with Zinedine Zidane during preseason, with the coach saying he was keen for Bale to leave, although a reported move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in July was scrapped.
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"I wouldn't say I'm playing happy," Bale told Sky Sports ahead of Wales' European qualifier…