Reguilon reveals how Bale has been acting as a footballing translator on his behalf

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Sergio Reguilon
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Sergio Reguilon has admitted that he has seen a major change in Gareth Bale’s behaviour in the dressing room at Spurs compared to their time together at Real Madrid.

Bale did not quite look up to speed in his first few appearances since his return but there are signs that the Welshman is slowly but surely getting his sharpness back.

He scored Tottenham’s match-winner against Brighton last Sunday and was subsequently handed his first Premier League start since his return against West Brom and completed a little less than 80 minutes in what was a game of few chances.

The 31-year-old seems like he is enjoying himself on his return to North London as he has been often been seen joking with his teammates in training. and has been helping the Spanish international adjust to life at his new club by acting as somewhat of a translator to understand certain footballing terms.

Bale was accused of not being particularly well-versed in Spanish during his time at Madrid and Reguilon admitted that the language plays a big part in how open he is with his Tottenham teammates, compared to his time at the Spanish capital.

The left-back said during his appearance on Mega’s ‘El Chiringuito’ show (as translated by Marca): “Yes, it’s about being more comfortable and a key part has been the language.

“He speaks with all his teammates here, whereas at Real Madrid I think he was a little scared about making mistakes with the language.

“The change has been very positive for him. He has even been a translator for me for certain footballing terms.”

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