'Bale is the best athlete I've seen'


Former Real Madrid doctor Jesus Olmo has described Gareth Bale as the best he's ever seen, despite the Welshman's injury struggles in recent seasons.

Bale has enjoyed a decorated career at Real since joining the club in 2013 from Tottenham Hotspur but has often been questioned about his individual statistics, given his enormous ability.

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The Welshman has struggled with niggling injuries in recent years, which has reportedly frustrated the Los Blancos management.

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However, Olmo had nothing but praise for Bale's athletic ability, who excelled at cross country running before his professional breakthrough with Southampton as a 16-year-old.

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"Possibly the best athlete I've seen is Gareth Bale," he said, as per Football Espana. "He's a natural athlete capable of excelling at practically any sport.

"He has unusual genetics and athletic ability, and I would say technical ability as well."

Since moving to the Santiago Bernabeu seven years ago, Bale has notched up 249 appearances for the club while registering 105 goals and 67 appearances.

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