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Ronaldo: Bale's a fantastic player, a fantastic boy and he always wants to learn

Cristiano Ronaldo has urge people not to put pressure on Gareth Bale and allow him to settle down at the Bernabeu. Gareth Bale who has...



Cristiano Ronaldo has urge people not to put pressure on Gareth Bale and allow him to settle down at the Bernabeu.

Gareth Bale who has been unlucky with injuries as he is struggling to be fit so as to play consistently for Real Madrid after joining Madrid for a world record fee of €91m from Tottenham Hotspur.

"I think Gareth Bale has done well," he told a press conference on Tuesday. "He had a difficult time because he didn't do a pre-season. I understand that and if you speak with him you can see he is very excited to help the team, but it is better to leave him alone and not add pressure.

"He is a fantastic player, a fantastic boy, and he always wants to learn. People put pressure on him because of how much he cost. I leave him alone because I am sure, 100 per cent, that he is going to do well for the club."

"I think all the good players can play together," he said. "I want to play with good players, no matter who they are, and I think we can win important things together."

Ancelotti also spoke at the press conference and said he believes both Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale can play in the same team despite the similarities in their style of play.

"In general I think good players can play together and it is good for the team if they play together," said the Italian. "The debate about Bale and Ronaldo is outside of Real Madrid, not inside.

"Even objectively, one is used to playing on the left and one on the right. Cristiano Ronaldo will start on the wing and afterwards he scores goals in the centre because it is very difficult to score goals from on the wing. It is important not to fixate so much on the position of a player when he scores 60 goals a season."

Both Bale and Ronaldo will feature when Real host Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Victory will all but secure the Madrid heavyweights' passage to the last 16 as they comfortably lead Group B with six points from two games, four ahead of the Italian champions, who are second.

However, Ronaldo insisted their job is not yet done as they seek to continue the improvement they showed in beating Malaga on Saturday ahead of this weekend's clash away to Barcelona.

"It is not more important for Juventus, because we have six points and that doesn't qualify anyone," he stressed. "We expect a strong Juventus, for the size of the club and the experienced players they have.

"This is an important week. Obviously we didn't start the season as we wanted, but we are improving and we want to gain confidence by beating Juventus ahead of Barcelona."

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