Wales national football team coach Ryan Giggs says Gareth Bale could go on to become Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement at Real Madrid. The player scored his third goal in three games to help the La Liga giant maintain their 100 per cent record this season post Ronaldo.
The Manchester United legend said Bale can handle even bigger tasks. The 29-year old has grown in the spotlight after five years in Spain so he should be comfortable with whatever is thrown his way, Giggs opines.
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Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale has admitted that there was a sense of frustration of not starting regularly prior to his heroics in the Champions League heroics against Liverpool. The Wales international was brought onto the field when the scores were level at 1-1 but he changed the tide of the game with a man of the match brace which included a sensational overhead kick.
Speaking in a Q&A session in Cardiff, Bale relieved the moment saying: “I was frustrated, I’ve said before, not to start the game. But I knew I was capable of being involved in the game and I was. It was great to get the goal, pure emotion. It’s just kind of one of those things that you don’t think about, you just react to it.I’ve always wanted to score a bicycle kick. To do it on such an occasion was the place to do it.I kind of just went on holiday afterwards and tried to disconnect, so I haven’t watched it too many times. If you don’t try these things, they never come off.”
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Former Wales head coach Chris Coleman has said that it is impossible to guess whether Gareth Bale will stay put at Real Madrid beyond the summer. The Wales international has been tipped to pursue a potential move away from the Bernabeu in the transfer window with Manchester United and Bayern Munich identified as his prime admirers.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Coleman indicated that Bale is content with proceedings at the European champions but he can’t assure of the Welshman’s stay beyond the ongoing transfer window, he said: “Players always have something to prove but I think whatever he decides on, wherever his future is – and it could still be Real Madrid next season or it could be somewhere else – he’s done a fantastic job with Madrid. I know he is happy there and has been happy there but it is impossible to tell what the future holds for anybody.”
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Manchester United favourite Dwight Yorke believes his former side should make their move to sign Gareth Bale during the summer transfer window. The Wales international has been heavily tipped for a Premier League return in recent weeks and Yorke feels United would be the ‘perfect addition’ for the current squad.
Speaking on 888Sport, Yorke highlighted that Mourinho should not take much time in assessing players at the World Cup with Bale being one of those suiting the club’s requirements, he said: “United and Jose don’t need to look at the World Cup. No player suits us more than Gareth Bale. Yes, there will always be some exciting candidates to look at but Bale is someone who excites me. He is the right age, in his prime, and will be the perfect addition.”
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Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has suggested that Ryan Sessegnon could become more of a player in the mould of Marcelo rather than Gareth Bale. The 18-year-old has turned heads across Europe with his sensational performances for Fulham and his tally of 16 goals and seven assists has put the club within a game of top-flight promotion.
Speaking to Cadena Ser, Jokanovic admitted that Sessegnon can feature anywhere on the left side of the pitch but he sees him progressing into more of attacking full-back like Marcelo, he said: “He can play in two positions, as left-back or at left wing, and that is why he is being compared to Bale. Bale also started in that position before he made the switch to become a more attacking player. From my point of view, Sessegnon can play in different roles but I honestly think he could be more like an offensive back of a big team, like Marcelo. He is an incredible player and I personally believe he will end up at a big club. We shall see.”
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has stressed that Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will remain with the club next season despite the continuous speculation over their futures. Bale has been alleged to have had a rift with Zidane owing to his reduced playing time whilst Benzema has come for criticism from the club’s supporters after his poor form in front of goal.
Speaking in a weekly press conference, Zidane was quizzed about the positions of the first-team duo to which he dismissed their prospects of leaving the club, he said: “We need them and I’ll do everything possible so that they’re not affected by what’s been said outside. They’ll stay with us. I know all our players want to play, but it isn’t possible. The message is for everyone, not just Bale and Benzema, that we’re sticking together because there’s a month left of the season and we have it all to do.” Continue reading Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale And Karim Benzema Will Stay At Real Madrid