Champions League

Kaka offers Bale advice

2015-05-05 11:20
Gareth Bale (AFP)

Cape Town - Former Real Madrid forward Kaka has urged Gareth Bale to use his critics as a way to further his game after a tough start to life at the Primera Liga giants.

The Wales international joined Los Blancos in a world-record £85.3 million deal from Tottenham two seasons ago but has endured plenty of struggles since arriving in Spain, with the club's fans even jeering and booing the winger following some below-par performances.

However, Kaka, who represented the Galacticos between 2009 and 2013, insists Bale needs to put those fans' criticism to the back of his mind if he hopes to make a success of his time in La Liga.

"I've never played with Bale, but I would say to him to use the pressure to help himself grow his motivation and confidence," the Orlando City playmaker told Sky Sports.

"In Madrid, pressure is normal. It's not just with him, it's with everybody. Even Cristiano [Ronaldo], who has won two Ballon d'Or's with Real Madrid, receives whistles from the Bernabeu.

"He needs to use this opportunity to get stronger. That is my advice for Bale."

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