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Bale: “I learned to deal with the whistles”

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The Welshman speaks to BT Sport.

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Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale talked in an interview with BT Sport and explained his feelings after being whistled by his home fans following his picture alongside a “Wales. Gold.Madrid.In that order” banner.

“The first time it happened, it was a bit of a shock. I didn’t really know how to deal with it but, as I’ve got older and it’s happened one or two more times, you understand how to deal with it. Now, I just shrug it off. In a way, it’s a kind of respect to show that the best players get whistled if they don’t perform, which I understand. I just have to keep working hard, keep proving again to the fans what I can do and eventually the whistles do stop and you get on with your career like normal,” said Bale when asked about the whole situation.

The Welshman was also asked about his former club Tottenham Hotspur, who appointed Jose Mourinho as their coach and could be interested in Bale’s return to London.

“Having Mourinho at Tottenham is an amazing statement from the club. I think he’s a serial winner. Tottenham want to win trophies and I don’t think there’s a better partnership than Mourinho and Tottenham together to try and win some trophies,” explained Bale.

The Welshman is still a relevant player for Zinedine Zidane but might have lost his starting spot on the right wing to Rodrygo. A potential departure from Madrid in the upcoming transfer window might still happen.

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