Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale ‘does not know British Prime Minister’

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has explained he does not know who the British Prime Minister is, and his only interest is golf.

The Welshman has returned to London temporarily as he recovers from an injury sustained with the Wales national team over the recent international break.

The 30-year-old spoke about his limited interests outside of his own career, family life and the sport of golf, which even encompasses complete ignorance of the fluid political situation in his homeland.

“I look in terms of stuff financially, if Brexit affects me in a certain way for money or investments, but I don't read the rest of the nonsense,” Bale told an interview with The Telegraph.

“I genuinely don't know 99 per cent of Brexit. I don't even know the prime minister is any more.”

After being informed that the British Prime Minister is in fact Boris Johnson, Bale responded: "Well, there we go. I didn't know that.

"I thought he was the mayor? I can't have a say in it (politics) so I'm not interested. I follow the golf, that's about it.

“I can tell you who's number one in the world.”

Bale also added that he was losing his enjoyment for the sport of football: “When you're 18, it's something you dreamed of, but when you've been doing it for a long time it wears off.

“I still enjoy it but the higher the level, the enjoyment is less. I suppose when you're young you don't understand the negativity that can come with it.”

The former Tottenham star was strongly linked to an exit from Los Blancos this summer – that never came to fruition – with a long list of muscular strains and fitness issues blighting his recent campaigns for the club.

Also on Monday, Marca reported that the Welshman is exercising his right in the Spanish Law on Protection of Personal Data for the club not to unveil his fitness and injury situations, which have troubled him over recent seasons.

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