Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has labelled Gareth Bale as a ‘frightening’ player and has also admitted that no-one at the Spanish club knew just how good the winger was.
The former-Tottenham Hotspur man has been training with Madrid for the last week now and even made his debut at the weekend, during the side’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal, a game in which Bale scored his first goal for the Spanish giants.
The club have flown over to Turkey ahead of their Champions League game with Galatasaray and in an interview, Ramos has admitted that everyone is surprised at how good the 24-year-old actually is.
‘Of course Gareth Bale has been the biggest transfer of the summer – and we are glad now that he is with us.
‘The truth is because he did not play for a team in England that played in the Champions League – we did not know that much about him.
‘We know if he the coach wanted him that strongly he must be a good player – but nobody was prepared for how special he is.
‘It has only been a few training sessions we have seen him in – but some of what we see we can’t believe. He is so fast, so tricky, and the frightening thing is that he is not even 100 per cent game fit yet.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt