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Gareth Bale claims there's a player as quick as Cristiano Ronaldo

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Sometimes, when players are asked to pick out their teammates who excel in certain categories, you can't help but feel sorry for them. Choosing the most likely Burnley player to win the Ballon d'Or, for instance, is a thankless task.

When it comes to Real Madrid, however, Los Blancos' first-team squad is spoilt for choice.

That, then, might explain Gareth Bale's indecision when he took part in a quick-fire Q&A session in which he opened up about his Real teammates. 

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Amongst other things, Bale was asked to pick out his best friend at Madrid, as well as the team's best dancer and trainer - the Welshman struggling to pick between Sergio Ramos and Pepe for the latter.

That wasn't the only question that led to Bale picking two players, though.

Fastest?

When it comes to picking the fastest member of Zinedine Zidane's squad - aside from Bale himself, of course - you'd think Cristiano Ronaldo would be the clear winner.

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However, according to Bale at least, the Portuguese superstar might be pipped to the post by one of Madrid's defensive talents.

"Quickest player? Apart from Me?," Bale said when sitting down with Goal.com. "...(Raphael) Varane) or Ronaldo."

Bale's answer might raise a few eyebrows amongst those who don't watch Madrid every week, or have watched Ronaldo leaving defenders in his wake on one of his phenomenal runs over the past decade or so.

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In truth, though, Ronaldo isn't getting any younger and, now 31-years-old, the days when he was arguably the paciest player in world football may well be behind him.

Competition

Varane, meanwhile, would be more than a dark horse were Madrid ever to put Bale's answer to the test with a 100m sprint.

The French defender has already showcased his incredible turn of pace on several occasions during his relatively short career to date.

Just watch the video below if you don't believe us...

The Madrid centre-back was only given a 77 pace rating on FIFA 17.

However, judging by the way he out-paced the fastest man on this year's game, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in a recent Champions League clash between Real and Borussia Dortmund, you can understand why Bale had a hard time picking between Varane and Ronaldo.

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Gareth Bale
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