Gareth Bale confesses he isn’t the player he was at Spurs

Gareth Bale

The Real Madrid man has admitted that the different style of football has impacted on his performance in Spain.

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale has confessed that he is not the same player he was at Tottenham, telling The London Evening Standard that the different style of play in Spain has had an impact on his showings.

The Wales international left White Hart Lane in the summer of 2013 to join the famous La Liga side for a world-record transfer fee and has had contrasting fortunes since.

Bale played an important role in helping Los Blancos lift both the Copa del Rey and Champions League crowns in his debut campaign with the team, scoring in both competition finals.

However, this year the Welsh winger has suffered a dip in confidence, with some of the club’s fans and the Spanish press turning on him.

Bale has stressed that the different style of play in the respective countries has had an impact on his performances on the pitch.

"I don't know why I'm not the player I was at Tottenham," Bale told The London Evening Standard.

"This league is different to the Premier League, it's a different style of football, and that's perhaps behind it.”

Bale has started to get his name on the scoresheet again recently after a three-month drought without a La Liga goal for Rafa Benitez’s men.

The former Spurs idol was in the Madrid team that was humiliated 4-0 on home soil by eternal rivals Barcelona recently.

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