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There is more pressure on players to perform at Real Madrid than at most other clubs in the world—if not all other clubs in the world—especially when your price tag is knocking on £90 million.
So while Gareth Bale may be granted a little bit of time to find his feet in La Liga, he won't get long.
It's an experience Cristiano Ronaldo went through when he arrived in Madrid, too—the Portuguese forward came out on the other side emphatically, though.
Zinedine Zidane can see the parallels, and talking to Real Madrid TV, he cited Ronaldo as the perfect example for Bale to follow (via Ronaldo7.net):
The best example [Bale] should look to is Cristiano Ronaldo, who as the most expensive football player in history managed to deal successfully with the incredible pressure that was put on him, delivering outstanding performances and results.
A debut goal against Villarreal kicked things off in the right manner, and following an impressive cameo against Galatasaray on Tuesday, Bale will be keen to impress the Bernabeu faithful against Getafe on Sunday.