Gareth Bale weighs in on the Premier League vs La Liga debate
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale believes his game has improved a lot since joining Real Madrid in 2013 and expressed his views on the comparison of the La Liga with the Premier League. There has been a long lasting debate about which of the two leagues is the better one in all aspects and Bale had his say. The Real Madrid winger said:
"I'd say that La Liga is slightly more technical than the Premier League. There's a lot of one-touch, close-range passing and I think that has definitely improved my play in small areas. I definitely feel like I'm developing. Playing with and for the best can only help you to improve.“
Bale left English football when he parted ways with Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 in what was at the time a world-record transfer. Since, then he has won two Champions League titles at the Santiago Bernabeu. His wait for a league title with Los Blancos could end this year, with Zinedine Zidane's side three points clear at the top with a game in hand.
"Zidane is a man that demands respect – he has won everything. He knows everything in Spanish and European football and knows Real Madrid in and out."
Real Madrid remain in the hunt for an unprecedented second consecutive Champions League title, with Bayern Munich awaiting in the quarter-finals, and Bale is dreaming of a domestic and European double.
"It would be an incredible achievement, especially as no club has won the Champions League in back-to-back seasons since the new format came in. Both are so important to the club and the fans so it would be amazing to do the double.”