Real Madrid: Realistic statistical expectations for the frontline in 2021-22

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Real Madrid, Gareth Bale
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Gareth Bale could stay back at the club for his last season as Carlo Ancelotti has him in his plans. Bale played his best football under the Italian and would look to replicate the same form once again. The 31-year-old had an impressive loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur where he scored 16 goals in all competitions for Spurs.

While Bale seems to have found his feet and has managed to stay fit for a relatively long period, it would not be wise to immediately set high expectations from the Welshman. He’s at this stage of his career where he just wants to enjoy the last few seasons of his professional life before hanging up his boots for good.

On that note, a realistic expectation from Gareth Bale, if he stays fit and plays almost every single game would be 10-15 goals in all competitions.

Expectations- 10-15 goals in all competitions.


Marco Asensio has had yet another poor season by his standards with seven goals and two assists in all competitions. In fact, the 25-year-old has not been anything special since the past three seasons to be fair. It’s time to move on from the fact that he’s young and he needs time. Asensio is 25 and he needs to be delivering more in the final third.

I’m not too sure on what role Marco Asensio would have under Carlo Ancelotti but it is certain that he will not start ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale and Rodrygo Goes, who are far more effective in the final third. On that note, we can expect as little as five goals and five assists in all competitions from Asensio.

Expectations- Five goals and five assists.