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Bale on Bernabéu whistles: "I didn't really know how to deal with it"

Bale says as he has gotten older he has learned how to deal with whistles from Real Madrid fans and also says backs Mourinho for Tottenham success.

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Bale on Bernabéu whistles: "I didn't really know how to deal with it"
JAVIER SORIANO AFP

Gareth Bale thinks Jose Mourinho is an "amazing statement" of Tottenham Hostpur's intentions. Speaking to BT Sport, via football.london, Bale also commented on the whistles he has been subjected to by Real Madrid fans in the wake of the 'Wales, golf, Madrid' flag.

"I think the first time it happened [being booed], it was a bit of a shock. I didn't really know how to deal with it," he told Robbie Savage.

"But as I've got older, it's happened one or two more times and you understand how to deal with it.

"Now I just shrug it off. In way, with respect it's the best place to get whistled if you don't perform which I understand.

"Obviously I have to just keep working hard and keep proving to the fans what I can do. Eventually the whistles do stop and you get on with your career like normal."

Bale says Mourinho is perfect for Spurs

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino on the bench for Spurs recently with the Argentine being sacked after a five year stine with the club. Mourinho, who has won league titles in three different countries, is tasked with getting the team back into the Champions League places.

"Having [Jose] Mourinho there is an amazing statement from the club, I think he's a serial winner," Bale said.

"Tottenham want to win trophies and I don't think there's a better partnership than Mourinho and Tottenham together to try and win some trophies."

Bale was linked with Spurs once Mourinho was announced in the middle of the flag issue but things have settled since then with Bale starting recently against Alavés.