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Real Madrid release awkward video of Gareth Bale trying to talk to his teammates

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Gareth Bale probably wasn’t too thrilled to see Zinedine Zidane return as Real Madrid manager earlier this month.

The Welshman didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with Zidane at the Bernabeu and was left on the bench for his final game in charge last season - the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Bale came off the bench to score twice - including a sensational overhead kick - as Real beat Liverpool 3-1.

And after the game, Bale admitted that he wasn’t too pleased to be named on the substitutes bench.

"Obviously I was very disappointed not to start the game," he said afterward. "I felt I deserved it but the manager makes the decisions. I need to be playing week in, week out and that has not happened this season."

But Real fans just haven’t taken to Bale since his arrival from Spurs in 2013 - that’s despite him scoring 102 goals for the club.

And one of the main reasons he hasn’t felt at home in Spain is the fact he’s yet to learn Spanish.

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Recent comments from Marcelo went some way to explain how little Spanish Bale actually speaks.

"[I was also sad] with [the departure of] Kiko Casilla, who was sitting next to me [in the dressing room]," Marcelo explained.

"Every day I was saying, 'How are you Kiko, how are you doing?' and now I have no one next to me.

"On the other side I have Bale, but Bale does not speak [Spanish] as he only speaks English and we talk with gestures and I say, 'Hi, hello and good wine.'"

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Is that really true?

Well, Real Madrid posted a video on the club’s official social media page that suggests that's definitely the case.

In an awkward conversation during a flight, the likes of Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Bale are standing around answering random questions.

What follows shows just how little Bale fits in.

The video includes Bale saying: “I don't have a clue what you've said” to one of Modric’s questions and Marcelo seemingly patronising the winger by slowly saying “Do you understand?”

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Take a look:

It certainly doesn’t paint Bale in a good light, does it?

In truth, he’s been in Spain for almost six years now and can barely understand a word.

It’s no wonder some of his teammates and the Real fans have lost patience...

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