Bale rubbishes rumours of Ronaldo rift

23 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Gareth Bale has moved to rubbish any suggestion that there was a rift between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo during the Portuguese superstar’s time at Real Madrid, reports Goal.

The Wales international forward has sought to bring an end to the gossip. Two global icons were acquired by the Blancos for record-breaking transfer fees as big things were expected of them at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo was unquestionably the talismanic presence in Madrid, with his goal-scoring exploits seeing him take his haul of Ballons d’Or to five while collecting countless other major honours.

Bale often found himself operating in the shadow of an illustrious colleague. The Wales international is, however, adamant that there was never any bad blood between two men eager to do their best on an individual and collective level.

“Cristiano is an incredible player, I thoroughly enjoyed playing with him,” told Bale.

“Obviously the media try and hype up these problems which were never there. We got on really well. “He’s an incredible player and what he did for the club with the amount of goals he scored. An incredible player and he is still going now.”