Blaise Bourgeois

Berbatov offers support to Real Madrid ‘whipping boy’ Gareth Bale

Despite scoring every 166 minutes this season, Gareth Bale has been the subject of massive criticism this season.

Now, former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has leapt to the Welshman’s defence.

“Bale seems to get the blame for everything that goes wrong at Real Madrid, which is unfair,” Berbatov said per AS.

“If you look at his stats – 12 goals in 30 appearances this season – he is still performing, but he is the whipping boy for some reason.”

The former Premier League Golden Boot winner also gave the 29-year-old some advice on his future.

“As a player, if you don’t feel appreciated, then you have to move on.”