Swansea City defender Neil Taylor has been singing the praises of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
Former Tottenham Hotspur star Bale is widely considered as one of the best players in the world and became the most expensive last summer when Madrid paid Spurs £85.3 million as transfer fee for his services.
The 25-year-old has been hugely successful in Madrid, winning the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in his debut season in 2013-14.
Bale has also managed to take that form to international football, with Wales in a great position to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.
Taylor, who plays with Bale for Wales, has now praised the former Southampton star.
“I played against him when he was at Spurs, but played with him throughout the Welsh age groups,” London24.com quotes the 25-year-old as saying.
“He is one of those freaks of nature who come along every now and then, technically and athletically.
“He’s world class like the Messis and Ronaldos. They were born to play football. The pressure is on him at Real just to train properly, let alone win every game.
“He’s matured, and physically grown into a proper man. It seems as if he’s learning off Ronaldo and others at Real, how they work day to day.”
Bale will be in action for Wales later today. The Dragons will take on Belgium in Brussels in a Euro 2016 Group B qualifier.