GARETH BALE was caught laughing as former Chelsea star Eden Hazard was sent back to the bench after warming up towards the end of Real Madrid’s 1–0 Copa del Rey loss to Barcelona Athletic Bilbao.
The £150million flop hoped to step onto the pitch and change Real’s fortunes and propel them into the semi-finals.
But after being asked to warm up on the touchline, he was sent back to the bench, where Bale could be seen laughing.
Spanish TV channel El Chiringuito revealed the clip, with the outlet having previously been highly critical of the two big players.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti has instead opted to bring in teenager Eduardo Camavinga to replace Toni Kroos.
Bringing in a midfielder instead of a striker didn’t change the game in Real’s favor as they managed to muster just two shots on target throughout the game.
Bale was also an unused substitute in the game and hasn’t played much since returning from his loan spell with Tottenham.
The Welshman has made just three appearances this season, managing to find the net once.
Bale looks certain to leave Madrid at the end of the season when his contract runs out.
He’s been hit particularly hard when it comes to trying to stay fit this season.
Hazard, meanwhile, has two years left on his contract.