Laudrup impressed by Bale form

Michael Laudrup has praised Gareth Bale for his form in his first season as a Real Madrid player.

Bale made only a substitute appearance in Madrid’s 1-0 win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the Champions League semi-final first-leg.

The former Madrid and Barcelona attacker spoke at a promotional event for a Champions League sponsor and AS reports that the Dane has been impressed by Bale’s start in La Liga.

“I think he suffered at first with injury and poor physical preparation, but now he’s back,” Laudrup said.

“For his first season in Spain, as a British player, he is doing very well.”

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