Clement: I'll support Bale

Real Madrid coach Paul Clement says that he will provide Gareth Bale with all the support he needs.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 10:47 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Will be offered support

Gareth Bale: Will be offered support

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Clement worked under Carlo Ancelotti at Paris Saint-Germain and moved with him to the Spanish capital in the summer.

And Clement says he will help Bale in the same way he helped David Beckham when he moved to Paris last year.

Clement said: "It's a similar scenario. I had a really good relationship with David, mostly because we were two Englishmen in Paris. He could always lean on me.

"He did, at times, and I think having someone else around who spoke the same language helped him settle in France.

"It's an outlet sometimes, a bit of relief when you're still trying to get to grips with the language - and we've kept in touch. We have a good relationship still.

"Gareth and I can develop the same kind of professional relationship here and help each other."

Clement also says that the process of starting to integrate Bale into tactical routines on the training ground has already started.

Clement added: "I've been speaking to him at training over set-plays and tactical organisation, things he might not understand straight away because all those drills are done in Spanish."

Real Madrid travel to Galatasaray on Tuesday in the Champions League.


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

oved the article. i remember at school, after failing an exam, I would become obscenely secretly happy if I discover that others failed as well. Misery loves company...Now here is to hoping Chelsea joins the party and Stoke city wins the league...Cheers!

gabu
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

C

haos reached its ultimate reckoning last weekend with Tony Hibbert looking assured at left back and Osman looking like a cultured ball playing midfielder before busting a gut to get to the back post for a Samuel Eto'o ball. Different chaos but chaos. If Kone scores the winner tonight I fear the world will end.

jelasfirsttouch
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

A

beautiful demonstration of why stats mean diddly-squat in football.

cheshire-gooner
WhoScored's PL Team Of 2014 So Far...

Footer 365

La Liga: David Moyes says he wants to 'excite' Real Sociedad fans ahead of Elche clash

David Moyes wants to "excite" Real Sociedad fans in his first home game in charge of the Basque club against Elche.

Europa League: Benjamin Stambouli fires Tottenham to win over Partizan Belgrade

Benjamin Stambouli's strike earned Tottenham a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade and a place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Europa League: Trabzonspor and Fiorentina among teams to reach last 32

Trabzonspor and Fiorentina were among the teams to progress to the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mail Box

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property