Ever since the Soccer phenomenon, Cristiano Ronaldo, joined Real Madrid in a transfer worth about $130 Million from Manchester United in 2009, he has pretty much been the “face” of Real Madrid. But recently, with Real Madrid signing the extremely talented, Gareth Bale, for an astonishing, $132 Million, he has brought a lot of attention to the people because it broke the world record transfer fee. This leads me to question, Can there be a new face to Real Madrid?
Recently, during a training session at Real Madrid’s Stadium, Santiago Bernabéu, Gareth Bale was recorded nutmegging Cristiano Ronaldo. In soccer, when you get nutmegged, or tunneled, it is an embarrassment because it is like a sign that you have no skill. This really caught my attention, and probably the whole teams attention too. As you can see in the video, the people around were trying not to laugh. Passing the ball through a players legs is not as easy as it seems, especially not through Ronaldo’s.
Regardless of this small incident, they are both extremely talented soccer stars. In Gareth Bales last team, the Tottenham Hotspurs, he scored 42 goals in a period of about 5 and a half years which is pretty good for a 24 year-old. I’m anxious to see how he will perform in his new team this season. It will be an unforgettable season for Bale as much for Ronaldo too because they will both be scoring and racking up assists for the team.
Honestly, I think it’s too early in the season to say whether or not he could possible become the “face” of Real Madrid. I think that he still needs a bit more of experience. And If anything, most Real Madrid fans see both Bale, and Ronaldo as the head stars of the team. I don’t think Ronaldo’s image will be deleted from the scene anytime soon.