Zapping World Eleven Cristiano Ronaldo: Record numbers
Since January 9, Gareth Bale is no longer a professional football player. At only 33 years old and in good physical health, the Welsh international (111 caps) has decided to end his career after a few months freelance in MLS and the Los Angeles FC franchise. Revealed at Tottenham, the left-hander joined Real Madrid in 2013 where he won five Champions Leagues. In a long interview for the TimesBale looked back on his years in Madrid and more particularly his relationships with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.
“I never had a single problem with anyone”
When addressing the question about his former partner CR7, the Welshman replies: “The teammates all helped me. I know people talk about my relationship with Ronaldo, but I’ve never had a single problem with anyone. I don’t think I’ve ever had a fight with anyone. Honestly, I enjoyed my time there a lot”. The Cardiff native went on to talk about his relationship with his former manager, Zidane: “We never had a fight, no heated conversation. There were never any behavioral problems, I would rather say that we disagreed on some things, but obviously he did a great job at Madrid and he won three Champions Leagues.. It was Zidane who took Bale out of the starting XI…
To sum up
After retiring from sport at the age of 33, Gareth Bale returned to his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane in an interview for the Times. The Welshman explains that he never had an argument with them, or even with other people during his time in Spain.