Bale: I know Steph Curry plays golf on the morning of a game



Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Marca.com

Bale: I know Steph Curry plays golf on the morning of a game

Gareth Bale has been ridiculed by some Real Madrid supporters for his love of golf, but the Welshman has pointed to the example set by Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.

As Wales celebrated qualifying for Euro 2020, as it was set to be at the time, Bale was pictured celebrating with a Welsh flag emblazoned with the phrase 'Wales, Golf, Madrid... In that order' which was reference to the criticism he had received in the Spanish capital for being more interested in golf than Los Blancos.

It must be remembered that the context of this was difficult for Bale, given the fact he had the rug pulled from under him with regards to a transfer to China in the summer, even though Zinedine Zidane didn't want him at the club any longer.

Irrespective of that, the flag caused a media storm in Madrid and fans have whistled the 30-year-old pretty much ever since.

"A lot of people have problems with me playing golf, I don't know what the reason is," Bale told the Erik Anders Lang podcast.

"I've spoken to doctors and everybody's fine with it.

"The media have this perception that it's not good for me. 'You should be resting, it can cause problems, injuries.'

"In America, I know Steph Curry plays maybe on the morning of a game.

"Here, if I play two days before a game it's like 'what's he doing?'

"I just like going out to play, thinking I've got 18 holes ahead of me.

"You can get away from the football, away from anything negative that's going on, and reset your mind, and the next day you feel a bit more fresh and ready to go and concentrate and feel better about football again."



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