Gareth Bale insisted he had no need to answer his critics after his brace against Israel inspired Wales to take top spot in their Euro 2016 qualifying group.
Bale, 25, came into the Group B qualifier in Haifa with his form at Real Madrid under huge scrutiny from both supporters and the Spanish media, while his car was attacked at the club's training complex in the wake of last week's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona.
However, the forward responded to the criticism by scoring twice on Saturday in a comfortable...
Gareth Bale believes Wales are in a "great position" to qualify for the 2016 European Championships in France after beating Israel 3-0 in Haifa to top their qualifying group.
Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring with a well-placed header right on half-time, before Bale doubled their advantage three minutes after the interval with a delightful free kick.
Israel defender Eitan Tibi's 51st-minute dismissal gave Wales' attackers further room and Bale scored his second in emphatic style 13 minutes from time...
Gareth Bale turned on the style as Wales took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2016 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Israel in Haifa.
Bale came into the contest after criticism in Spain for his form at Real Madrid but the 25-year-old scored twice and set up the other as Wales took over top spot in Group B by ending Israel's 100 per cent record.
The second-half brace took Bale past the 15-goal international tally of the great John Charles and into joint sixth place on the list of all-time...