“Cristiano Ronaldo works much harder than Gareth Bale” – Marseille News

Gareth Bale has been accused of not doing enough to help Wales defensively as their European Championship dreams were crushed by Denmark.

Wales were unable to replicate the success of Euro 2016, where they reached the semi-finals, as they were beaten 4-0 by the Danes in the round of 16 on Saturday.

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Bale failed to score as Wales suffered a disappointing end to their Euro 2020 hopes

It was a disappointing performance and talkSPORT host and former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino criticized Bale’s role in the loss and his overall performance at Euro 2020.

He claimed the 31-year-old was not working hard enough without the ball and compared him unfavorably to his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I don’t think there is a Welsh player who is going to scream and yell at Gareth Bale during the game,” Cascarino said.

“The manager made it clear that he was going to leave him and you can see why. He’s a threat when he’s got the ball.

“When he doesn’t have the ball… I ask you a question: who works harder without the ball Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo?

“You mentioned the goal against Germany where he led it away from a corner and he sprinted 90 yards to get to the end of something.

“I would say Cristiano Ronaldo works a lot harder than Gareth.

“No one is going to point the finger at Gareth because he’s on a pedestal, and rightly so because he’s accomplished a lot in his career.

“But he had to help Connor Roberts yesterday, but he didn’t because he was so concerned with when he received the ball, put it on his left foot and hit it 30 yards diagonally. ”

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Attention now turns to the future of Bale’s club, with suggestions that he may well retire

There was speculation in the preparation for the tournament that Bale might be considering retiring.

Bale is due to return to Real Madrid and said when his Tottenham loan ended last month he knew where his future lay after this summer, but claimed it would “cause chaos” if he revealed it.

Bale left a TV interview when asked about his future moments after Wales’ loss to Denmark.

But he then spoke to the media and suggested he wanted to extend his international career.

“I want to keep playing,” Bale told S4C.

“People ask stupid questions all the time, but obviously I love playing for Wales.

“I will play for Wales until the day I stop playing football.”

Bale still has a year left on his contract with Real and Carlo Ancelotti’s return to the Bernabeu is seen as increasing his chances of staying in Spain and seeing his contract.

Ancelotti was in charge when Bale joined Real from Spurs in September 2013 and the couple won the Champions League together later in the season.

Bale called Ancelotti a “great manager” after his appointment was confirmed earlier this month and said he would meet with the Italian about his future after Euro 2020.

The Welsh captain had a fractured relationship with ex-Real boss Zinedine Zidane and returned to Spurs last season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions.