Gareth Bale does not need to prove his worth to anyone at Real Madrid and is a different player to Cristiano Ronaldo, insists Nacho Fernandez.
The Welsh forward continued on from his fine pre-season with a goal in Madrid’s opening day La Liga victory over Getafe, with the Bernabeu fans showing their appreciation at his performance.
“Bale does not have to fill Ronaldo’s shoes, they are two different players,” Nacho told Real Madrid’s website.
“Ronaldo’s time here was an era and he was very important to us, but Gareth is his own player and very important too, he does not need to prove his worth to anyone here.
“Everybody here is with Gareth including all the players, coaches and the fans – he is very happy at Madrid and he is playing like that, full of confidence.”