Real Madrid fullback Alvaro Arbeloa has joked about clattering Gareth Bale in training.

It was reported that Arbeloa had crocked Bale last week, but the club wanted to keep the reasons for the injury quiet because of the former's testy relationship with fans.

But Arbeloa posted on Twitter: "Actually I drove over him in the car but the guy is strong, and he is still alive ..."