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Real Madrid ace Bale now ready to emerge from Ronaldo shadow

Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale feels it's time to emerge from the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now back in training after recovering from ankle surgery, Bale is well aware of Ronaldo's form slump and is gearing himself up to take the mantle of being the club's most important player.

Don Balon says Bale is determined to get himself on the podiums of the Ballon d'Or and FIFA 'Best' awards and feels this week can be the beginning of the quest.

Bale is pushing Real coach Zinedine Zidane to select him for their Champions League clash with Napoli.

However, Zidane is reluctant to push Bale and risk a relapse, but remains open minded ahead of today's training session.

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