Gareth Bale: Cristiano Ronaldo is the best and He is a very big part of why I wanted to come here

Gareth Bale landed in Spain yesterday as the most expensive footballer on the planet, but declared: ‘Ronaldo is still the boss.’

Bale: “He is the best player in the world. He is a very important factor in why I wanted to come here. The team is full of players who are best in the world in their positions. There is nobody better than Cristiano Ronaldo; I am looking forward to playing with him and with the others. I think we will win a lot of trophies together” 

And he explained that he still has a lot to learn in his new club and that he cannot be compared to the Portuguese forward:

Ronaldo is the best player in the world and I want to learn from him He’s the boss. I want to try to help the team. I don’t think I need to help him. He has already shown that he is the best in the world. It is amazing being here and I want to start this challenge and with luck dominate the Liga


The best player in the Premier League was extremely happy to sign for Real Madrid:

This is a dream for me. Like the president said, they have made a big effort for me to come here and it has been my dream from the beginning and I would like to thank him for it. I am delighted that my future is starting here. I have always followed Spanish football and it is an incredible league. I have always liked Real Madrid. I have followed them my whole life”.

The Welshman also discussed how his signing had come about and what it was like for him:

They started to talk to the club and everything went normally. I spoke with Florentino Pérez and he made me feel comfortable. He made me feel very welcome and I am grateful for that. It has been a relief and exciting. Last night, at last, I discovered it had been decided and I am delighted to be here. I can’t describe it”.

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