But Nacho insists: "It is not a theme for Gareth to follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo.
"Cristiano has made his mark on an entire era. Bale is a real key player for us and has won many titles. He has no one to prove anything to.
"Everyone knows that we can count on him and I am convinced that he will continue to perform well. The fans are completely behind Bale and he is very happy at Real. We have some fantastic attackers walking around."