Tottenham's Bale denies basing game on Ronaldo
Tottenham star Gareth Bale is flattered to be compared to Ronaldo of Real Madrid but denies basing his game on the Portuguese superstar. The 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in total this term, leading to speculation that Real Madrid have made him their number one transfer target for the summer.
"I think anybody would love to be mentioned alongside the best in the world," Bale said in an interview with Sport magazine.
"It's flattering, but I don't really look too much into it. I don't get the newspapers or read too many reports, so I don't really know how much hype there is. Obviously my friends tell me things, but I just treat every day as normal and focus on my job.
"I don't model my game on Ronaldo's. I have my own way of playing and it's not exactly the same but we do have similar attributes. I just like watching the best players: seeing Messi and Ronaldo. I've watched Ronaldo in the past and you do take things from other people's games to try to improve as a player, which I have - hopefully."