Bale slammed after Wales’ Euro 2020 exit and told to follow Ronaldo example

Gareth Bale has been slammed after Wales suffered a humiliating exit from Euro 2020 at the last 16 stage to Denmark.

Kasper Dolberg’s double, combined with goals from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite ensured that the Dragons crashed out in their first knockout game of the tournament.

Hopes had been high that Rob Page’s side could go a significant distance in the competition having been drawn on what appears to be the weaker side of the draw.

But those hopes were dashed in Amsterdam on Saturday as Denmark dominated Page’s men, with Bale storming out of his post-match interview with the BBC.

And the Real Madrid man has now come under scrutiny for his work-rate in the defeat to the Danes.

Former Republic of Ireland international Tony Cascarino blasted Bale and believes he should look at how Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed at both ends of the pitch for Portugal.

“I don’t think there’s going to be any Welsh player that’s going to shout at Gareth Bale during the game and I think the manager’s made it quite clear he’s going to leave him on,” he told talkSPORT.

“You get why because he’s a threat when he has the ball. When he hasn’t got the ball, I’ll ask you one question Nat.

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“Who do you think works harder without the ball, Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo? You mentioned the goal earlier on, the one against Germany.

“Where he headers it away from a corner and sprints 90 yards to get to the other end in 12 seconds to get on the end of something.”

Cascarino also stated that Bale has been put on a “pedestal” and so does not receive as much criticism as he should.

“I would argue that Cristiano Ronaldo works far harder than Gareth does and no-one’s going to point the finger at Gareth because he’s on a pedestal,” the former striker added.

“Rightly so, he’s achieved a hell of a lot in his career, but he had to work harder, he had to help Connor Roberts yesterday.

“But he didn’t because he was so concerned with receiving the ball, cutting onto his left foot and pinging it 30 yards on a diagonal.”

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