Wales’s best known football player and son-of-Cardiff, Real Madrid C.F. winger Gareth Bale, has spoken about what the Champion League’s Final’s host city means to him.
As well as reflecting on his favourite memories, places to visit and what lifting the trophy in his beloved Welsh capital would mean, Gareth revealed it was his love of the beautiful game that sometimes got him into trouble on Cardiff’s streets.
Speaking to Nissan – the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League – he said, “I just remember watching football at my parents’ house…”
He joked “I always got in trouble over at my friend’s house playing football. The old woman used to come out and call the police on us.”
Since becoming the most famous Welsh footballer on the planet, Gareth also talked about special murals which have popped up around the city to celebrate him.
“It’s a bit strange obviously. Growing up in Cardiff and just being a normal Cardiff boy….then seeing massive drawings on walls in the street of you.”
To hear Gareth Bale talk about his Cardiff memories visit https://youtu.be/yWCCh4AfCC0