Bale has ‘no clue’ over Ronaldo’s Real Madrid future
Wales and Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale who has spent the last four years alongside Ronaldo at Santiago Bernabeu, has admitted that he is in the dark about his team-mate’s plans.
Bale’s involvement last season was curtailed by ankle and calf injuries, with the Wales international missing all of his side’s last six Liga games and managing only 13 minutes of the Champions League final win over Juventus.
He said, “I haven’t read anything,” he told Marca.
“I have no clue about what’s going to happen. Look, yesterday I found out that [Romelu] Lukaku had signed for Manchester United… I honestly don’t knoi STILw.” Bale said.
“We won titles, we did well, we don’t need to change anything.”
When pressed on whether he expects Ronaldo to stay, he added: “Well, you’ll have to ask him.”
“I don’t watch a lot of football but I know that he’s a good player and if he comes it’s because he’s had a great season and hopefully he can help the team.”
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The 28 year old says he worked hard on his fitness simply to be in the squad for the 4-1 win in Cardiff and now hopes to play a bigger role in 2017-18.
“Obviously during the holidays I haven’t done a lot of intense stuff but I’m recovering well,” he said.
“Last year, the pain made it difficult for me to stay fit. I’ve worked hard to recover and now I’m able to do pre-season.
“To be honest, six weeks before the final I worked hard to get fit, and to be on the bench was rewarding because I hadn’t done that work to not be there at all.
“I worked hard, 12 hours a day, to be available for the final and to be able to enjoy those minutes was really rewarding. Lifting the cup in front of my friends and family was incredible.
“We go out to win everything, that’s the plan, and we believe we can do it. I’m sure we’ll also need a bit of luck.”