The former Tottenham star is keen to absorb all he can from the Real Madrid icon and reveals how thrilled he was to learn that a move to the Santiago Bernabeu was on the cardsGareth Bale is keen to improve at Real Madrid and believes that the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and assistant coach Zinedine Zidane will benefit him.
The Welshman scored on his official Blancos debut against Villarreal on Saturday and he has little doubt that the conditions at the Santiago Bernabeu will help him to take the next step in his career.
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"The only way to improve is by having a great coach and a great technical team. Of course you're going to become a better player in conditions like this, working with Zidane."
The 24-year-old then once more stressed that joining Madrid was like a dream come true and that he was determined to get his dream move from the moment that the Liga giants first made contact.
"When Madrid contact you, that's something that only comes about once. It's a very, very big club. The biggest and the best in the world. It has always been my dream," he enthused.
"My agent told me that there was interest and they wanted it to be done this summer. If I'm honest, I don't think you've ever seen such a huge smile on my face. From that moment on I prayed that it would be done."