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Calderon slams Real Madrid antics over Bale pursuit

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon can understand Tottenham's anger over the tactics of his old club in their pursuit of Gareth Bale. Calderon has accused his successor Florentino Perez of going "too far" by having a stage erected at the Bernabéu to unveil Bale while the player's £86 million world-record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur was still in the balance.

He told the Telegraph: "The president in some cases is behaving with a bit of arrogance.

"When you are very powerful, like Real Madrid is, you have to be humble. It's what I did.

"You can't go over the world just pushing things to the limit.

"It seems like the club, Real Madrid, thought that everything was done.

"Everyone thought they could show a picture of the stage where Bale was going to be presented to the fans."

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