Ex-Tottenham hero Gareth Bale loving being a Real Madrid Galactico

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The former Spurs attacker has admitted that it is slightly surreal playing for the historic Santiago Bernabeu club.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has admitted that he still finds it surreal to think that he is playing for the Spanish capital city side.

The former Tottenham ace became the world’s most expensive player in the summer of 2013 when he moved from White Hart Lane to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

The Wales international played a part in Carlo Ancelotti’s men being crowned European champions in his first season with the club and is a member of the Madrid team that currently tops La Liga.

Bale has confessed that he tries his best not not to get nutmegged in training and that playing for Los Blancos has taken some getting used to.

“It is a bit surreal to be called a ‘Galactico’,” he told FourFourTwo magazine.

“The one thing you don’t want is to be on the end of a nutmeg [at training] - especially with the rows of cameras.

“We are always getting killed out there and I just try not to let it be me. Whenever someone gets nutmegged, we are all jumping and joking.”

Bale has come in for criticism from some sections of the Madrid support and Spanish media this season due to the accusation of being too selfish in possession.

Madrid hold a slender lead at the top of La Liga, with Bale looking to add to his list of medals in the Spanish capital city.

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