Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and three time Ballon D’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo have been enmeshed in rivalry for years.

Pay is one of such rivalry, with one seeking to outdo the other when it’s time to get a new deal at their various clubs. It is apparent Gareth Bale and Neymar are pay rivals as well already. Both players are predicted to be the future winners of the Ballon d’Or in the near future, so the rivalry isn’t difficult to notice.

Gareth Bale Reflects on Unforgettable 2016

Gareth Bale claims that it would almost be impossible for him to forget the year 2016. It has been very special for him especially in the last few months.

After managing to win the Champions League title for the second time with Real Madrid, Bale went into the Euro 2016 as an important player for the Welsh national team. There were less expectations of Wales coming into the tournament since this was the first major event in a very long time. However, the performance of Chris Coleman’s team has been one of the biggest talking points after the almost won the title.


Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale celebrated a stunning goal he scored while playing in the rain with his mates.

The player got extra time off by the coach Zinedine Zidane due to his Euro 2016 efforts. Cristiano Ronaldo also got time off and has been enjoying his holidays, being recently pictured in California, USA. The Welshman posted a video of himself online from his personal twitter account. In the video, the player was having a kickabout with his mates in the rain in south Wales.


Real Madrid superstar forward Gareth Bale sets his sight on the Euro 2016 final already.

The Welshman is relishing the opportunity to play at the semi finals, despite many writing the team off initially. Wales is set to play Portugal in the semi finals on Wednesday.

Bale speaks of endless jibes from his club team mates about their team’s chances at the tournament. He said: “I remember Toni Kroos [team mate at Real Madrid] saying we’d only have three games here. So it would be nice to meet him in the final.

Wales should not depend too much on Gareth Bale according to Marcel Desailly

Former French international Marcel Desailly has stated that Wales should become too much dependent on Gareth Bale if they want to be successful at the Euros.

Although Gareth Bale is a great player, you cannot win an international tournament just by relying on a single player. He believes that the team will need to develop a good team-spirit and a playing style that will allow them to beat the strongest sides.


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