Gareth Bale’s vocal agent, Jonathan Barnett, once again took to the media to debunk any myths regarding his client’s Spanish and their relationship with Real Madrid. In an interview with TalkSportRadio, Barnett was bombastic in his views regarding most journalist:
“They don’t do their homework properly, not all journalist, but most - don’t do their homework properly. They don’t research it, they just copy each other and most of the time it’s complete rubbish,” he said live on air with TalkSport.
When asked about the relationship between Real Madrid and Bale, Barnett quickly squashed any negative rumors. “Nothing bad has ever come out from Real Madrid about Gareth Bale. Zidane has never said anything really bad about Gareth Bale. But the press keep going on and on. So called experts come on to television and say, ‘the biggest problem with Gareth Bale is that he doesn’t speak Spanish and it’s a disgrace’. Those people have never met him, never asked anybody, and so I have no idea where they get this opinion. Gareth Bale speaks perfect Spanish. These so called experts make complete idiots of themselves. I also blame the TV companies for bringing these so-called experts on. How canan expert about Gareth Bale speak about Gareth Bale when they have never met him, it’s a joke,” Barnett said emphatically.
Barnett went on to admit that although there have been a few arguments in the past, the relationship with Real Madrid, and even Zidane, is good. “The relationship with Real Madrid has always been good — I have the most fantastic relationship with the president, the chief executive, with Mr. Zidane. We have obviously said words with each other, but everyone has argument. It’s never been personal and it’s never been bad. We are professional and we are all on good speaking terms.” he concluded.