John Toshack has said he hasn’t been surprised by the recent form of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
Mundo Deportivo reports Toshack as saying he expected his compatriot to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu, but added it was always going to take time to reach his current level.
“I’m not surprised by what Bale is doing. It’s what I’ve seen since he was 15,” Toshack told La Xarxa.
“Bale didn’t do a pre-season with Madrid and then there’s what they paid. The boy is an introvert, so it’s normal to have suffered,” Toshack noted.