Tottenham star Bale eager to duck Ronaldo comparisons

Tottenham star Gareth Bale says he doesn't model his game on Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Bale is flattered to be compared with the two La Liga superstars.

"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."

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