Gareth Bale: Casemiro defends team-mate after boos from fans

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has defended forward Gareth Bale after he was booed for the second game in a row.

Wales international Bales, 28, was jeered by some of the Bernabeu crowd in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia.

“He was a very strong player for us and I hope he continues to be so,” Casemiro told Marca.