Gareth Bale has revealed to The Guardian the discussion he has had about Tottenham Hotspur with his Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric.
Wales international winger Bale was on the books of Tottenham from 2007 until the summer of 2013, while Croatia international midfielder Modric played for the North London outfit from 2008 until 2012.
The 26-year-old former Southampton man has revealed how Modric and he have discussed the similarities between Zinedine Zidane’s current playing style at Madrid and Harry Redknapp’s at Tottenham when they were playing under him at White Hart Lane.
“They’re not so different in [that] they both want you to express yourself,” Bale told The Guardian about similarities between Zidane and Redknapp. “In that way they’re very similar.
“I was speaking to Luka [Modric] about this: at Tottenham he [Redknapp] used to say get the ball to me, Luka, Rafa [van der Vaart], Aaron [Lennon], and just go at teams, enjoy it.
“I suppose it’s similar here: we like to attack. He [Zidane] likes us to roam, to have freedom. Ultimately that makes you feel better.”
Redknapp’s Tottenham played good, attacking football, and the current Madrid team under Zidane do the same.
Bale was a key player for Spurs at the time, and he is a very important figure for Los Blancos at the moment.
The Welshman scored 19 goals and created 50 chances in 23 La Liga appearances for Madrid this past season.
In seven Champions League matches this campaign, Bale has created 18 chances and has a pass accuracy of 85%.
Modric scored two goals and created 61 chances in 32 La Liga matches for Madrid this past season.
In 11 Champions League matches this campaign, the Croatian midfielder scored has one goal and created 11 chances.
Madrid will face city-rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the Champions League at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan on Saturday evening.