- did not experience a proper pre-season,
- has been plagued by niggling injury,
- signs with a 9-100M€ price tag,
- does not speak Spanish,
- does not understand Spanish Culture,
Last Wednesday Round 30 defeat to Sevilla FC not only put the Club behind At Madrid 3 points & FC Barcelona 2 points, it also brought out some "tensions" between some Real Madrid players with Bale involved.
The Welshman has been "advised" in the dressing room post-match to be more "co-comparative", said differently, to pass the ball more instead of shooting at goal at every chance. The Sevilla match saw an anxious, & at times egoistic Bale, not pass the ball to other players in much better positions to fire at goal, for example Benzema. Another example was the last minute free-kick that caused a mid mess-up on who was to take it, with Bale finally firing way over the goal & with Cristiano perplexed to say the least.
However, the main attention grabber was when Gareth Bale decided to change boots & leave his team with 10 men. It was during this time that the Sevilla FC goal & winner came as Ratikic took advantage of the space left open by Bale - which forced Central defender Pepe to fill the gap that defender Carvajal left to cover Bale space- that cost the Club 3 points.
Difficult moments for Bale at Real Madrid that one can say are part of the learning curve. Other mega-signings like FC Barcelona Neymar is going through the same adaptation process & difficulties. Gareth Bale is obviously keen, enthusiastic & wanting to show why Real Madrid showed so much interest. However, when things get tense, everything else gets tense & everyones nerves flower. A good match with a goal or two in Round 31 will put back into the box all these "bad vibes".