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Roy Keane said Gareth Bale made Real Madrid look like they were playing with 10 men

The ITV pundit was less than impressed with the Welshman last night.

Keane was his usual forthright self on ITV last night.
Keane was his usual forthright self on ITV last night.

MUST PEOPLE CAN probably agree that Gareth Bale had a poor game for Real Madrid last night as they lost their Champions League semi-final first leg 2-1 to Juventus in Turin.

However, Roy Keane was particularly unimpressed with the Welsh midfielder and did not hold back, telling ITV’s audience “you can’t win a game with 10-men.”

“Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid nothing tonight. He took the easy decision every time,” said Keane.

“You could see a lack of confidence, but reason he is at Real Madrid is to be brave, to get at people, but every time he got it tonight – even in one-v-ones – he turned back and, again, his team-mates can’t be happy with him because he took the easy option every time.”
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Real coach Carlo Ancelotti defended his player, who he hauled off in the 86th minute, telling reporters:

“He’s just back from an injury and he’s too important for us. “He is our most dangerous player, and because he was tired, I just preferred not to take any risks with him, so I took him off.”

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