Gareth Bale defended by Rafa Benitez after Real Madrid boos

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Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez has defended the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman was booed by home fans in the Bernabeu last night, reports

Featuring in the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy against Turkish outfit Galatasaray, Bale was handed a central role, however was once again jeered by fans of the Spanish giants. 

Bale, of course, was the subject of criticism throughout the course of last season as he failed to produce the goods week in, week out under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti. And now new manager Rafa Benitez has already had to defend the former Tottenham man after last night's clash.

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Speaking to AS, the Real Madrid boss claimed: "Logically there will be debate over Isco, Gareth, James... We are looking to forge an understanding between them.

"Isco and James elaborate play between the lines, not Gareth - he creates spaces and looks to makes runs behind the defence.

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"If he had scored tonight, you’d be saying what a great game he had. If you analyze Bale’s movements, you’ll see they give the team respite."

Bale can prove himself 

Of course, it's not entirely surprising that Bale has been linked with a return to the Premier League, and most notably Manchester United, but the Welsh wizard most definitely has what it takes to prove his critics wrong in Spain. 

Let's be honest, if he moved to Manchester, he'd be adored at Old Trafford, and would prove an exceptional coup for the Red Devils, but the Welshman shouldn't give up on his Real Madrid dream just yet. 

There's no doubt about it, the ex-Spurs man is one of the world's best attacking players, and can produce the goods in terms of assists and goals for Rafa Benitez's side this term. 

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