Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti displeased with Gareth Bale's agent
Madrid, May 12 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has lashed out at midfielder Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett following the latter's claims that his team's players are refusing to pass to the Welshman.
Bale, 25, has struggled to be at his best in the current season and has been strongly criticised in recent weeks following disappointing performances.
He was also put under the scanner after his display in Madrid's Champions League semi-final first leg against Juventus last week. The Welshman had fewer touches on the ball than goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the 1-2 defeat away at Turin.
"Bale's agent has never seen a training session and does not know anything about Bale's relationship with his teammates," Ancelotti said.
"Bale likes his teammates and his teammates like Bale. It would have been better had his agent kept quiet. I really don't know what he was trying to achieve because Bale is happy at Madrid.
"We are happy with Bale this season. I spoke with him and he is happy to be here. Last season he scored in decisive matches and he could do it again."