goals, smiles and praise… Gareth Bale lives again at Los Angeles FC

Author of his second goal in MLS on Sunday against Real Salt Lake (4-1), the new striker of Los Angeles FC Gareth Bale finds the great form and the joy of playing in the United States.

Real Madrid fans had to pinch themselves to believe it. In a video posted by Los Angeles FC, Gareth Bale, facing the camera, slips a few words in absolutely perfect Spanish. An impeccable communication plan to pocket the many Latino supporters of the Californian club. Real fans have desperately waited for the Welshman, who arrived in Spain in 2013, to speak their language… In vain.

Already a gem

It is far from Madrid, on the west coast of the United States, that the 33-year-old winger has found a smile. Although he has only played four games for his new team Los Angeles FC (96 minutes in total), he has already scored twice. All in speed and power, the solo goal scored on Sunday against Real Salt Lake (4-1) reminded us of what a brilliant player he had been. If these detractors will specify that this feat was achieved in the 87th minute (the score was already 3-1), that the defense was very weak or that his transition to Real Madrid had also started well, it is clear that Gareth Bale is no longer the same player in the United States.

Sanchez: ‘He looks happy’

His labels as a nonchalant, solo player, even « I don’t care » had stuck with him at Real. In the City of Angels, he was seen grabbing a megaphone and singing along to LAFC fans during his presentation. « He is involved, confirms his partner Ilie Sanchez to AS. He looks happy. » « Bale and I have a blast here, confirms his new partner, the Italian Chiellini. It’s a family atmosphere. » An American air that seems to do the Welshman the greatest good. And by extension to his team. While waiting for the first steps of its new partner, the ex-Stéphanois Denis Bouanga, the LAFC is the solid leader of the Western Conference with six points ahead of Austin. Next meeting, Sunday against Charlotte FC.

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