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Zidane: Gareth Bale is one of the three best players in the World - originally posted on Soccerlens.comReal Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has praised heavily the newcomer from Tottenham Hotspur, Gareth Bale and believes the Welshman can only improve from here on. The 24-year-old was undoubtedly the best player of Spurs last season and was rightly awarded the PFA player of the year award. He was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, and finally sealed his world record move on the transfer deadline day, after both the clubs agreed a €100 million deal for him. Zidane, who works as an assistant coach and sporting director at the club, is more than happy to have Bale at Madrid and excited to have the opportunity to work with him. The Frenchman thinks, Bale is one of the best players in the world at the moment and feels he can still improve a lot. Speaking to Canal Plus, he said: “My role will certainly be to explain that he has to play as he knows. This is a player who...
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