Cristiano Ronaldo Urges Real Madrid Fans to Back Gareth Bale

Updated: 13 January 2015 20:55 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo was left fuming after Bale decided not to play the ball to him in the match on Saturday, but the Portuguese ace insisted that it was a thing of the past and the fans "should be nice" to Bale.

Cristiano Ronaldo Urges Real Madrid Fans to Back Gareth Bale
Ronaldo and Bale in action for Real Madrid © AFP

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has urged fans to get behind "important player" Welshman Gareth Bale after the latter was criticised for being selfish during the Spanish football club's win over Espanyol in La Liga.

The criticism came a week after the world's most expensive player was denounced for not passing to Frenchman Karim Benzema when clean through during Madrid's 1-2 defeat against Valencia.

Ronaldo was left fuming after Bale decided not to play the ball to him in the match saturday, but the Portuguese ace insisted that it was a thing of the past and the fans "should be nice" to Bale.

"Madrid fans are always the same, they are very intense, they show what they feel, they aren't liars," Ronaldo said at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony Monday, where he was voted the best player in the world for the second successive year.

"But I think the things with Gaz (Bale) are normal because they know that Gaz is a very important player for us, a key player.

"What happened on Saturday is in the past, sometimes I make mistakes too so it's part of the business, part of football. I think the people will be nice with him and they should be nice with him," added the 29-year-old.

Topics : Real Madrid Gareth Bale Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro Football
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