Ronaldo and Bale
Ronaldo reacted furiously with Bale at the missed opportunity. Reuters

Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo has played down the rumours claiming he has a bad relationship with Gareth Bale after the former United star was recently spotted by cameras rebuking the Welshman due to his individualism.

Bale has been accused by Spanish reporters of being a ball-hog and a selfish player after during two recent games he opted to make his own play in two-on-one situations rather than seek assistance of teammates.

Firstly, the former spurs hero was made the scapegoat for the 2-1 defeat to Valencia on Sunday, 4 January, after he ruined an opportunity to make the score 2-0 in the second half of the game when his teammate Karim Benzema was free to strike from near the penalty spot.

Then in the following La Liga game against Espanyol he was criticized when he opted to shoot instead of passing the ball to the unmarked Ronaldo.

On both occasions, the newly crowned Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo reacted angrily at the Welshman, prompting whistling from Real Madrid fans towards the Welshman.

When asked about the incident after the game, Ancelotti said: "Obviously being generous was an important aspect of this team last year and this year as well. If people are being selfish at any point, we'll sort it out."

But Ronaldo has now tried to close the debate, urging the fans to forget about it and support the former Tottenham forward.

"Madrid fans are always the same, they are very intense, they show what they feel, they don't lie, but I think things with 'Gaz' are normal, because they know he's a very important player for us, a key player" Ronaldo said.

"Sometimes I make mistakes too, it's part of the business and part of football. I think people will be nice with him and they should be nice."

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has now claimed the pair have a strong relationship.

"The relationship is optimal. Yesterday Ronaldo asked for a picture with all the squad and we celebrated his Ballon D'or," the boss said, according to AS.

"I think it was difficult to pass Ronaldo the ball so I don't need to discuss this with Gareth, who is doing very well. I see him in peak form."