Tottenham Hotspur newcomer Sergio Reguilon has spoken of how much Gareth Bale has helped him prior to and since joining Spurs, in conversation with Sky Sports.
The Spaniard also said his teammate is very happy in North London and “seems more like the person he really is”.
Bale rejoined Spurs earlier this summer on a loan deal from Real Madrid, seven years after completing a then world record £86million deal to the Spanish club.
During his time at the Bernabeu, the Welshman made 251 competitive appearances, scoring 105 goals, claiming 68 assists and winning a multitude of trophies.
However, Bale’s future at Real had looked in doubt for a while after the player fell out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, making just 20 appearances last season including 12 La Liga starts.
Reguilon, who joined Tottenham on a permanent deal from Los Blancos, is happy that he was able to make the move alongside someone who was already a teammate.
“I spoke with Bale when I was in Madrid,” Reguilon told Sky Sports. “He told me what it was like at Tottenham.
“It was helpful for me to come here with someone who was already a team-mate. I could ask him things, like how certain things were going to work.
“The truth is he helped me a lot and so have the others.”
Reguilon added: “He is very happy here and seems more like the person he really is.”
It wasn’t nice to see Bale frozen out at Real, the one-time most expensive player in the world and a serial winner, reduced to sitting on the bench and in the stands.
However, he’s looked a lot happier in training at Spurs, and it’s great to hear that he’s now very much back to his old self.
Bale has needed a little while to get back up to speed but surely it won’t be long before we see him regularly starting – and delivering – for Spurs.