Gareth Bale recently made a much-welcomed return to his former club, Tottenham Hotspur. The once world’s most expensive player has joined the north London club at an incredibly exciting time for English football.
After much success and a however toxic ending to his illustrious stint in Spain’s capital, Gareth Bale admits no regrets on making his move to Real Madrid back in 2013.
The Welsh international did enjoy a successful spell in Madrid with statistics proving, he is in fact one of the most successful players to wear the famous white shirt. Despite what most Real Madrid fans will tell you today.
- 251 games
- 173 goal contributions
- 4 x UEFA Champions League’s
- 2 x La Liga / Spanish Champion
- 1 x Copa del Rey
Gareth Bale is now back in the English Premier League after finally securing a season-long loan to Spurs. And although not enjoying a wealth of playing time over the past few seasons, it is a situation that with no doubt benefits all parties involved.
And although things did not end well for Bale in Madrid, the forward believes that he has absolutely no regrets over his time spent in Spain.
During his Real Madrid tenure, Gareth Bale secured a total of 13 club trophies while scoring 105 goals to go with an impressive 68 assists.
That’s more goals for Real Madrid than Ronaldo Nazario, more assists than David Beckham, and more trophies than Zinedine Zidane.
Although winning La Liga last season, Real Madrid has struggled for form since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. And amid questions of his form, fitness, and attitude, Gareth Bale was used a scapegoat for the club’s struggles and instantly became a villain amongst the club and its fans.
Regardless of any negativity associated with his time in Spain, the 31-year-old has without a doubt found benefit in taking his football to the next level in 2013.
“I just try and play football, that’s all all I can do and everything else that’s said externally is out of my control.”
“As I said, I have no regrets of what I’ve done, whatever anyone else has said, that’s up to them. I know my opinion of myself and my family know exactly what I am, so that’s all I’m worried about.”
“Obviously going into a different culture, a different country, I’ve had to grow up as a person, never mind a footballer.”
“You just learn how to deal with the situations that your in. Obviously I’ve been in immense pressure situations. I’ve had people on the pitch whistling in the stadium to me.”
“So yeah, I’ve just learned to deal with those type of things, to not take it too seriously, take it too much to heart, and yeah just get on with it. It’s football, something that you love doing and you just need to give your best and sometimes that’s all you can do.”
Bale is expected to make his first appearance back for Tottenham this month in what will be an exciting addition to the worlds premier football league.