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Gareth Bale: Ronaldo & Benzema was key reasons to join Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has sought to address rumors of a rift between Los Blancos and Cristiano Ronaldo.

They achieved four Champions League titles together in Madrid, forming an incredible streak of success for the club in the competition.

However, in a recent interview, Bale revealed that Ronaldo’s demeanor after a game was challenging to handle, especially when he didn’t score, regardless of the team’s victory.

The Welshman categorically denied any speculation of a problem between himself and Ronaldo. Currently, Bale has retired from professional football, while Ronaldo is playing in Saudi Arabia.

Bale said: “I never had a single problem with Ronaldo or anybody at Real Madrid.

“I don’t think I had an argument with anyone. Even through the hard times, it was good in the changing room.”

Thus, he added: “I really enjoyed my time there apart from a few moments where it was difficult on the pitch. I have no regrets and made the right decision.

“Cristiano and Benzema were big reasons why I joined Madrid, to play with them and the others like Modric, Alonso and later, Toni Kroos.

“I never wanted to be a Galactico. I just wanted to play and then disappear into the dark.”

At present, Bale is dedicating his attention to his lifelong passion for playing golf, indicating that a return to football is improbable for the 33-year-old in the future.

Furthermore, as part of his potential plan to pursue professional golf in the future, he recently participated in the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am line-up. He has another Pro-Am slot scheduled for September.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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