Even before the coronavirus outbreak brought sport across Europe to a halt, seeing Gareth Bale on a football pitch was a relatively rare sight.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the Wales international might have lost a thing or two over the last few years at Real Madrid, but Bale has dazzled his social media fans with a ridiculously good keepie-uppies video – showing if his ability with his feet and with a golf club.
Did anyone else know Bale liked golf?
Well, he certainly kept that quiet, didn’t he?
Juggling a golf ball, Bale switches between kicking it in the air (as well as showing off the odd trick) and even bouncing it on the end of a gold club.
As the saying goes…
Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.
Given Bale’s infrequent appearances at Real Madrid, his followers on Instagram might have just been treated to his best performances since the Champions League final in 2018.
Although, if we’re taking Bale’s social media performances into account, it might only be his best performance in the last week.
With footballers the world over taking part in a #StayAtHomeChallenge – you’ve got to do keepie-uppies with a roll of toilet paper – Bale mixed things up by chipping a golf ball (of course he did) into one and, to his credit, he executed it to perfection.
A roll in one, you might say…
While Bale’s performances in his living room have been his biggest talking point over the last few weeks, the Wales international hasn’t done much to convince Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on the pitch.
In 14 La Liga appearances this season, Bale’s been directly involved in just four goals and is on course to have his least productive season since the 2008/09 season, where he played almost exclusively as a left back.
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