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Bartra: "That Bale goal? I went from hero to shit in 15 minutes"

Marc Bartra was chatting to Casillas on Instagram when the topic of the Bale goal came up. "I was pissed off," said the former Barcelona player.

Bartra: "That Bale goal? I went from hero to shit in 15 minutes"

Iker Casillas and Marc Bartra chatted on Instagram during the coronavirus lockdown on the 6th anniversary of one of Gareth Bale's best goals. It came in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and he ran from inside his own half, rounding Bartra before slotting home.

Bale's goal: "I went from hero to shit in 15 minutes. I scored the first goal and I was thinking this is going to be one of my best games. It was fucking tough! He was so fast."

Del Bosque watching: "I was annoyed because they told me Del Bosque was in the stands and I had a goal of making the national team. It was hard to take. After what Bale did to me, I thought to myself, 'that's the end of my going with Spain.'

Mateu Lahoz: "I remember that Mateu Lahoz came over to me to pick me up a bit and told me to keep going and that was really good for me. I couldn't believe it."