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Gareth Bale Speaking Spanish Has Been Ripped Apart By His Biggest Critics In Spain

Daniel Marland

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Gareth Bale Speaking Spanish Has Been Ripped Apart By His Biggest Critics In Spain

Gareth Bale has managed to capture the attention of the Spanish press yet again after addressing fans of new club Los Angeles FC in Spanish.

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The Wales international officially left Real Madrid at the end of last season and he had a rocky relationship with the press during his nine years in a Los Blancos shirt.

Bale was accused of not caring about Real and it was rumoured he never bothered to learn the language. Injury issues started to pile up too and the situation quickly turned toxic.

The 32-year-old is ready to start the next chapter of his career and told LAFC fans on their Spanish Twitter account: "Hello Los Angeles. 32:52. I'm here in Los Angeles. See you at the game tonight."

Despite moving across the Atlantic, newspaper Marca heard Bale deliver his message and had to react.

Their rather cutting review reads: "It has taken nine years to hear Gareth Bale speak Spanish well. Now Bale will be able to improve his Spanish with the Spanish-speaking community that resides in the locker room, led by Carlos Vela."

Vela is a former Mexico international and helped his country to Gold Cup glory in 2009 and 2015.

He joined LAFC as their first designated player in 2018 and won the Golden Boot a year later.

The former Arsenal man has warned Bale he needs to be on top form and 'come to work' to make it in the MLS.

"If he comes in with a good mentality, with a good attitude, he will be really important because he’s a big player,” Vela told the official MLS website. "He’s coming from Real Madrid, so I think I don’t have to talk much about him because everybody knows how good he is. The only thing I can say is he will have to come to work because it’s not that easy, like how the people think."

Despite Bale's issues in Spain, he did manage to leave with three La Liga titles and five Champions League triumphs to his name.

He played a vital role in two of those Champions League wins, scoring in 2014's comeback over Atletico Madrid and netting a brace in 2018's win against Liverpool.

Bale is keen to keep his fitness up ahead of this winter's World Cup in Qatar. It will be Wales' first appearance at the tournament in 64 years and the former Tottenham man is keen to represent his country on the grandest stage of all.

Featured Image Credit: LAFC

Topics: Gareth Bale, MLS, Real Madrid

Daniel Marland
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