Gareth Bale has insisted that he has never had an argument with Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo during their time together at the club.
Despite talk of the pair having differences, particularly over the way in which they are deployed in the Madrid line-up and their respective roles for the team, Bale has argued that that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Welshman insisted that his teammate was a great help for him when he first arrived in Spain, and is looking forward to competing for, and winning, more trophies with the Portuguese international moving forward.
“He [Ronaldo] speaks English, which helped me when I first got here,” Bale told The Times. “We also have that link from the Premier League. We get on really well.
“The press make a lot of things that maybe we don’t but we get on fine. We’ve never had a problem. I’ve never had an argument with him.
“He’s a very, very passionate person on the pitch – everyone knows that. He’s very determined. People sometimes seem to take that the wrong way. We haven’t had a problem.”
The former Tottenham man went on to explain how things are broken down and decided upon prior to games so that both individuals know how things will work during the game which leaves no room for conflict on the pitch.
Zinedine Zidane has seemingly found a good balance since his appointment as manager in January, with Los Blancos firmly back in the La Liga title race as they look ahead to the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash with Manchester City this week.
Bale expects his teammate to face the brunt of the abuse from the home fans on Tuesday night given his past with Manchester United, but is more than confident that he will respond in the perfect way as the Spanish giants hope to end the season with a double to continue adding chapters to their illustrious history.