Real Madrid and Brazilian left-back Marcelo gave an interesting interview with Marca this week.
One of the eye-catching disclosures in the interview was Marcelo’s comments on Gareth Bale.
Bale has been at the Santiago Bernabeu for almost six years.
The Welsh forward recently scored his 100th goal for Los Blancos.
And yet despite all that time, Bale is still unable to speak to Marcelo in Spanish.
Instead Marcelo is forced to have small talk with the Briton.
Marcelo’s comments on Bale came up during a wider chat about his friendships at Real Madrid.
That included a chat about his former team mate, and close friend, Cristiano Ronaldo:
I had a very good relationship with Cristiano, his family and his girlfriend. I played 9 years with him and it’s normal to be sad.
[I was also sad] with [the departure of] Kiko Casilla, who was sitting next to me [in the dressing room]. Every day I was saying, ‘How are you Kiko, how are you doing?’ and now I have no one next to me.
On the other side I have Bale, but Bale does not speak [Spanish] as he only speaks English and we talk with gestures and I say, ‘Hi, hello and good wine.’
What if after all this time Bale can actually speak Spanish but pretends he can’t so he doesn’t have to deal with the Spanish media on his case 24/7.
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) February 12, 2019