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Managing Madrid Podcast: The Gareth Bale Tribute Episode

Kiyan and Matt reflect on Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid career in Managing Madrid’s official send-off podcast

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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

  • How we felt in when Real Madrid first signed Gareth Bale
  • How he viewed being a footballer, and his love for the game
  • Why Bale was always going to succeed as a Real Madrid player
  • his most underrated traits as a footballer
  • His best season
  • Connection with Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Our favourite memories of him
  • Zinedine Zidane’s hand in signing Bale
  • The deterioration of Zidane and Bale’s relationship
  • Bale in 2018 — his importance tactically
  • The Wales, golf, Madrid thing
  • Why he should’ve held a press conference after it happened
  • Kiyan’s story about meeting Bale
  • Jonathan Barnett
  • The 2019 China thing
  • Bale’s CV
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

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