Cristiano Ronaldo on Real Madrid Team-Mate Gareth Bale: 'I Love Him'

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 14, 2014

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, left and Cristiano Ronaldo hug as Sevilla’s Grzegorz Krychowiak walks off the pitch at the end of the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between Read Madrid and Sevilla at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Real Madrid won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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When Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid last summer from Tottenham, many wondered how he would co-exist with fellow superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Would there be enough of the football to go around for both of them? 

More than a year has gone by, and the marriage has worked out quite spectacularly for the two wingers. 

Per the MirrorRonaldo is feeling the love for Bale: 

It is great to have him with us and bringing his quality to Real Madrid. 

I am very glad to play with him; he understands me, I understand him and he produces fantastic passes—I love him. 

I thought Gareth played amazing. He looked strong, he looked fast and was a very important player for us. I was really pleased with his performance—but I am not surprised. 

He had a fantastic season last year and showed his quality week-by-week so his development is no surprise.

This comes in the aftermath of Real Madrid's 2-0 UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla, where Ronaldo scored the opener thanks to a perfect cross from Bale.  

[Mirror, KICKTV