Gareth Bale appeared to shrug off his teammates and refused to celebrate after scoring Real Madrid's winning goal against Levante on Sunday.
Bale, who came on as a substitute, rolled home a late penalty in what was a controversial win, with both goals coming from the penalty spot via VAR.
But as the Real players came over to celebrate, he brushed them away and jogged back to the centre circle.
Madrid manager, Santiago Solari, has insisted that Bale was 'ecstatic', brushing off any speculation the Welsh international is unhappy at the club:
Plagued by injuries
Speculation around Bale's career have been circulating since for many years.
He joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013 for £85m and has since won 4 Champions Leagues and a La Liga title.
After Cristiano Ronaldo's departure, he was tipped to fill the void left by the Portuguese star. The then Real Madrid boss, Julen Lopetegui, said Bale was a 'magnificent player' and maintained that he was 'happy to play at Real Madrid'.
But since then, the 29-year-old has been troubled with injuries and consistently left on the bench. The first few weeks of 2019 saw Bale sidelined and subsequently fall out of favour.
The game against Levante on Sunday was the sixth time in the past eight games Bale has started on the bench.
His frustrations seemed to spill out on to the pitch.
On February 14, La Liga asked the Spanish Football Federation to punish the winger after he made an arm gesture as he celebrated his goal against Atletico Madrid after coming on as a substitute.
But the problems seem to have started long before.
Champions League final
In the closing months of last season, then manager, Zinedine Zidane, relied less heavily on him and used him sparingly.
It came ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool in May which Bale was left on the substitute bench for, to his dismay.
He came on after the hour mark to score a second half double which secured the win for Real Madrid, but the Wales international later revealed he felt 'quite angry' about being left on the bench:
Despite scoring 101 goals in 220 games since joining Real Madrid, Gareth Bale has spent most of his time at the club plagued by rumours he was going to be sold - some he seemed not to rule out.
In April of last he refused to rule out a move to Bayern Munich, telling a German newspaper, ''You can never rule out anything in football".
A month later, he was repeatedly linked with a summer move to Manchester United.
However, Bale is not without support. Former and current Wales managers have repeatedly voiced their praises for him.
Ryan Giggs said Bale can 'handle the pressure':