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Gareth Bale Defends Eden Hazard Following Champions League Incident After Real Madrid's Loss to Chelsea

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Eden Hazard came under fire for joking with Chelsea players following Real Madrid's Champions League loss
Eden Hazard came under fire for joking with Chelsea players following Real Madrid's Champions League loss / Denis Doyle/Getty Images
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Gareth Bale has defended Eden Hazard after his Real Madrid teammate was criticised for his behaviour following Los Blancos' Champions League exit to Chelsea.

Hazard was seen laughing and joking with his former Chelsea mates at Stamford Bridge, and media and fans in Spain did not take too well to the post-match chatting. Reports even claimed that the club's senior members did not appreciate Hazard's behaviour, and the Belgian had reportedly been placed on the transfer market ahead of the summer window.

However, Bale, who has endured his fair share of criticism from the Real Madrid faithful, defended his teammate's post match behaviour.

"I've seen it," the Welshman told the Times of the reaction, "It was literally as if he'd just murdered everybody. It's a game of football at the end of the day. In Spain, football is very magnified. Everything you do at Real Madrid is magnified. The media have cameras on you 24/7."

He revealed that he does indeed speak Spanish, despite reports claiming otherwise. Bale added: "I speak well enough to get by and I understand everything that's going on. It was because I didn't speak to them. And I didn't speak to them in Spanish. So they obviously create this big drama, this big soap opera that I can't do this and I can't do that."

Hazard will be re-joined at Real Madrid by Bale in the coming months, with the winger set to return from his mixed loan spell at Spurs.

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