Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has returned to his former club Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan this summer.
The Welshman had fallen down way below the pecking order of Real manager Zinedine Zidane. Last summer, Bale was almost ready to move to China but the deal was called off in the last moment.
Although Gareth Bale won 4 Champions League and 2 LaLiga trophies at Bernabeu, he was not preferred by Zidane in the previous seasons. It was best for him to move somewhere else to find game time.
When Gareth Bale is in mood, he is one of the top players. There’s no doubt about his footballing abilities.
Now, the 31-year-old winger is feeling re-energised after returning to Tottenham Hotspur, from where he left for Real Madrid for a then world-record transfer fee in 2013.
Bale told Sky Sports: “I am happy to be back and love this club with all my heart. I’ve had great memories here and l feel very happy and confident. My energy levels have gone up.”
“It was time for a change. I wanted to change for a little while but it hadn’t materialised.”
“This club means so much to me, it gave me my opportunities, and I felt it was a good time to come back. I feel the club is still going in a great direction and I wanted to be part of that.”
He further added: “I just want to enjoy my football. In Madrid, it was a bit flat for a while, which l think everyone could see. When you are not happy, it’s difficult to play at your highest level.”
“I am very quiet, I try to keep myself as normal as l can and away from the cameras and media. Maybe that is what they didn’t like over there.”
Bale is yet to make his second debut for Spurs after he suffered a slight knee injury during his international duty but he is expected to make the squad next week.
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