Sport Bale says he has no regrets after leaving Real
Gareth Bale arrives at Real Madrid training ground ahead of Spurs move
Bale has been filmed arriving at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground on Thursday morning as he edges closer to a sensational return to Tottenham. The Wales international has agreed terms on a year-long loan deal that Sportsmail understands to be worth more than £13million.Part of the move will be financed by Real Madrid – and Bale is relishing the prospect of reviving his career back in the Premier League.
(Reuters) - Gareth Bale said he has no regrets after leaving Real Madrid to seal a return to Tottenham Hotspur and that his tumultuous but trophy-laden seven-year spell with the Spanish champions had helped him grow up.
Bale left the north London club in 2013 for a then world record 100 million euros (91.5 million pounds) and went on to win four Champions League titles and two La Liga crowns with Real, scoring more than 100 goals.
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However, he divided opinion in Spain because of a perceived lack of commitment and poor injury record and after a falling out with Real manager Zinedine Zidane, the Welsh forward found himself marginalised and returned to Spurs on a season-long loan.
"I don't have any regrets, no," Bale, 31, told Sky Sports. "I just try and play, that's all I can do and everything else that's said externally is out of my control.
"Whatever anyone else has said, that's up to them. I know my opinion of myself and my family know exactly what I am, so that's all I'm worried about."
"Going into a different culture, a different country, I've had to grow up as a person, never mind a footballer."
During Bale's time in Madrid, Spurs twice went close to winning the Premier League and reached the Champions League final but silverware eluded the club and Bale is hoping his return can spur them to new heights.
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"In the time I've gone away they've gone on and on and reached the Champions League final, the club's got a new stadium, the club itself is better," he said.
"I just want to add to that. I want to try and bring a bit more to the team and try and progress even more, keep pushing in the right direction."
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)
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