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Gareth Bale meets Real Madrid coach Rafa Benítez

Benítez will reportedly watch the Cardiffian play for Wales tonight.

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There have been several reports these days praising Rafa Benítez's extraordinary workrate since he was appointed as Real Madrid's new coach. Although we do not know for sure how many hours he has spent in Valdebebas so far, there is proof that he is paying attention to the international games that are being played these days.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="es"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think <a href="">@GarathBale17</a> is staying at <a href="">@realmadrid</a> <a href="">#Bale</a> <a href="">#Madrid</a> <a href="">#Benitez</a> <a href="">#1stMeet</a> <a href="">@SportsPeteO</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jake Mallen (@_JMallen) <a href="">junio 12, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

The pictures above show Rafa Benítez greeting Real Madrid star Gareth Bale (good-bye, transfer rumors!), who is considered by many to be the cornerstone of the project our new coach has in mind, at the hotel where Wales National Team is staying prior to its Euro 2016 qualifying game against Belgium, which will take place in Cardiff in less than an hour and a half. Benítez will reportedly attend the Cardiff City Stadium to watch Bale trying to command his teammates in their quest for the leadership of Group B in front of Courtois, Hazard and company.

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