Bale: LaLiga more technical than Premier League


Gareth Bale claims LaLiga is „more technical“ than the Premier League and the emphasis on one-touch passing has improved his game.

The Wales star left English football behind when he departed Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 in what was at the time a world-record transfer.

He has won two Champions League titles at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Spain’s top-flight crown has eluded him.

That could change this year, with Zinedine Zidane’s side three points clear at the top with a game in hand, and Bale outlined the increased technical demands in LaLiga.

„I’d say that La Liga is slightly more technical than the Premier League,“ the 27-year-old told The Telegraph. „There’s a lot of one-touch, close-range passing and I think that has definitely improved my play in small areas. I definitely feel like I’m developing.

„Playing with and for the best can only help you to improve.

„Zidane is a man that demands respect – he has won everything. He knows everything in Spanish and European football and knows Real Madrid in and out.“