'Punish Ramos!' - Over 200000 people sign petition demanding Salah injury sanction

'Punish Ramos!' - Over 200000 people sign petition demanding Salah injury sanction

"I feel like I deserved to start because I've been playing very well", Bale said.

Both United and Madrid are expected to undergo major overhauls of their squads this summer after finishing a long way behind Manchester City and Barcelona respectively, with Ronaldo one of the high-profile players linked with an exit from the Bernabeu.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: "I don't feel anything right now".

When it was put to Bale that Ronaldo's comments suggested a change may be in the offing, he added: "I didn't know, I just got told about it now".

It is known that Bale has become increasingly frustrated at being marginalised under Zidane, who clearly does not regard him as first-choice, with suggestions that his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo has also become even more strained.

He did not try to hide his frustration but felt he had proved a point with his performance. "Of course everyone tried to cheer me up - but there was just silence everywhere because everyone was really disappointed".

"In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side". I don't know what he's thinking, but I'm sure he'll be talking to the coach and the President.

"I lost my team the game".

On Saturday, he executed brilliantly and effectively in yet another big championship final, not by scoring a crucial goal or taking a red card for the team, but without a doubt, his unpunished challenge on Salah and his unnoticed elbow of Karius were eventually crucial in helping his team secure yet another massive football title.

Wales boss Ryan Giggs described Bale as "the greatest Welsh player I've seen" after his heroics in Kiev.

Manchester United are the team said to be favourites to sign Bale should he leave Real this summer, as they have the money to spend on a player who is now paid around £650,000-per-week.

However, many wouldn't have thought he'd place himself below a player who featured just 180 times between 2006 and 2015 at the Emirates Stadium before moving to France and playing just six times in two years for Marseille due to a repetition of injury problems. It was 0-0 at the time, and Madrid went on to win 3-1 on Sunday (NZT).