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Real Madrid ace Modric: Bale not as good as he was with Spurs

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits Gareth Bale "isn't as good" as he was with Tottenham.

Bale was lambasted last week for his role in Real's shock defeat to Sevilla.

Modric said: "He's doing really well. He's helping the team out a lot. He has scored loads of goals and provided a lot of assists. Perhaps he isn't as good as he was at Tottenham, but he is important for us. I don't think he has been selfish. He is trying to play for the team and has probably provided the most assists out of anybody in La Liga. He wants to score and pass the ball, so I don't think that should be a problem."

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