Gareth Bale insists that he has ‘always got on well’ with fellow Real Madrid galactico Cristiano Ronaldo and that their partnership ‘hasn’t gone too bad’.
It appeared during Bale’s early days at Madrid that his relationship with the Portugal star was a little tense, but the Welshman has since revealed his admiration for the former Manchester United man.
He told the Daily Mail: “We’ve always got on well. We’ve scored a lot of goals, given each other a lot of assists and won two Champions Leagues. So it hasn’t gone too bad.
“He’s changed his game slightly. At Manchester United you’d see him running from deep. He’s more of a striker. He’s very effective in the box, scoring goals, making assists.
“As you get older, even I’m starting to change my game a little bit. He knows what he’s doing and he’s doing it very well.
“We go out as a team now and again for food and do team bonding. Most players keep themselves to themselves and have their own things they like to do. Mine’s usually golf.”
Bale and Ronaldo will be looking to guide Real into the Champions League quarter-finals when they take a 3-1 lead into their last-16 second-leg clash against Napoli in Naples on Tuesday night.