Bale: Ronaldo the best in the world

Gareth Bale feels Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldois the best player in the world” and therefore deserves to win the 2013 Ballon d’Or.

The recipient of Fifa’s top individual prize will be announced in Zurich on January 13, with Ronaldo, holder Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery considered the favourites for the accolade.

Ronaldo has been in devastating form of late, as he netted his 25th goal of the season for Real in the 5-0 thumping of Almeria on Saturday, while his hat-trick for Portugal against Sweden last week secured his country’s spot at next year’s World Cup.
For me, he is the best player in the world and I don’t think anyone is near him,” said Bale on Ronaldoat an EA Sports event.
“He deserves that award (the Ballon D’Or). The goals and the performances he has put in, especially when you think of the pressure he is under, for Portugal the other day, it shows what a true, true world-class player he is.
“Since I’ve been here he’s been nothing short of unbelievable. The amount of goals he’s scored is just mind-blowing this season.”

Bale joined Los Blancos in early September, and he revealed Ronaldo has helped him settle in at the Bernabeu.

Bale added: “There is no rivalry at all. We get on very well.

“He’s helped me out a lot on and off the pitch.

“Since I’ve been here he’s had nothing bad to say to me; he’s just given me encouragement every game, given me confidence.

“He has been sharing his first experiences when he first came here and they have really helped me along. He’s been absolutely brilliant.

“We’re enjoying playing together and I think that the goals and assists show that we’re playing well together. There’s still a lot more to come from us both and hopefully we can have a successful season by doing that.”


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