Ronaldo still my idol, says Bale

The Welshman says his admiration for his team-mate has only grown since he joined Real Madrid and is hoping to win the Champions League this season

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says that Cristiano Ronaldo remains his idol, even after the duo started playing together.

The Welshman has always been vocal in his admiration for the 28-year-old and sealed a €100 million move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer.

And the former Tottenham man says his respect for the Portuguese has only grown since he started lining up alongside his team-mate.

“He’s a great team-mate and friend,” he is quoted as saying by Marca.

“He always gives me a lot of advice and helps me a lot. He was my idol before and is even more so now. Thanks to him, it’s been much easier for me.

“We can be a great pair on the field.”

Madrid are still in the hunt for three titles this season, having sealed a Copa del Rey final place in midweek and Bale wants to win every remaining game.

“Of course, playing here is to do at the best club in the world, where you need to win titles and win every game.

“We’re working hard in every competition. Hopefully we can win the Champions League. It’s wonderful to be able to win every game.”

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