Sergio Reguilon opens up on how Bale has changed since rejoining Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Sergio Reguilon has claimed that Gareth Bale seems to be happier since switching Real Madrid for North London this summer.

The left-back has also revealed that Bale told him Tottenham added a putting area at the training ground so that the Welshman could play golf.

Bale’s golfing habits were scrutinized by the Spanish press during his time at Real Madrid, with the 31-year-old even being nicknamed ‘The Golfer’.

That did not seem to bother Bale, who once responded to criticism of him valuing his golfing more than his Real Madrid career, by holding an infamous banner that read ‘Wales.Golf.Madrid. In that order’ after helping his nation to qualify for the Euros.

Reguilon admitted that Bale seems much happier to be back in North London than he was at Madrid. The left-back told El Larguero (as relayed by “He [Bale] seems different to me. The language is everything for him.

“He speaks Spanish well, it’s not bad, a bit like me in English, but communication, the habits, mean he’s happier in England. I have no idea if he’ll return (to Madrid).”

He admitted that he was in disbelief to see golfing holes installed at Hotspur Way for the winger. Reguilon added: “What most surprised me is at Spurs’ training ground there are golf holes.

“I asked about it and they told me they were put there for him! They’re short holes, maybe 30 metres. I couldn’t believe it!”

However, the Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has taken to social media to confirm that the mini-golf green has been at Hotspur Way for years and that someone might have been pulling Reguilon’s leg on the matter.

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