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AVB: Bale plays better at Real Madrid without Ronaldo

Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas feels Real Madrid will only see Gareth Bale at his best when Cristiano Ronaldo is missing from the line-up. AVB worked with Bale last season.

"He's already a world-class footballer. The question is whether he can reproduce his Tottenham form playing alongside the world's best player. When there are two quality players like them on the pitch, they have to share the team's chances.

Villas-Boas thinks that he performed better when he was the main man on the pitch: "At Tottenham, Bale adapted to a playing style that allowed him to adopt a starring role, one which made him his team's most important player. In doing so, he saw more of the ball and increased his goalscoring chances."

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