As Real Madrid beat Espanyol to seal the La Liga title yesterday, one player that was absent during the celebration is Gareth Bale.
The winger also contributed to this season’s title efforts, with Los Blancos winning La Liga with four games to spare on Saturday.
All Madrid players turned up for the celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the injured Eden Hazard even in place.
But Bale was not there having missed out on the matchday squad, and after his absence from the celebrations was noticed, he provided an explanation on Twitter.
He said: “CAMPEONES. So disappointed that I’m not able to be part of the celebrations this evening due to a bad back spasm but really proud of the team for winning the title! Enjoy tonight boys!#HalaMadrid”
Bale will leave Real Madrid at the end of this season when his contract expires, and he has only made seven appearances across all competitions.