The former Real Madrid star has urged Gareth Bale to use the criticism to help himself improve his motivation and confidence.
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 for a world-record fee of A?86 million. The Welshman took his time to settle at the club but managed to win over the support of the Bernabeu faithful after he netted the winners in the Copa Del Rey and Champions League final. However, the winger has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism from the supporters as he has been often jeered at by the a Los Blancosa fans.
Gareth Bale started the season with aplomb and helped Real Madrid win the Club World Cup by netting the third winner in a major competition in his short tenure at the club. However, since the turn of the year, the former Spurs stara s form has dipped considerably and he has incurred the wrath of the highly demanding Real Madrid fans.
Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Kaka, who played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2013, has advised Bale to use the pressure on him to make himself better. The former Balon da Or winner also said that even Cristiano Ronaldo is not immune to the jeering from Real Madrid faithful and pressure is normal at the Bernabeu.
a Ia ve never played with Bale, but I would say to him to use the pressure to help himself grow his motivation and confidence,a Kaka said in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports.
a In Madrid, pressure is normal. Ita s not just with him, ita s with everybody. Even Cristiano [Ronaldo], who has won two Ballon da Ora s with Real Madrid, receives whistles from the Bernabeu.
a He needs to use this opportunity to get stronger. That is my advice for Bale.a