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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal to be called a Galactico'

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Gareth Bale is currently in his second season at Real Madrid

Madrid, March 6 Winger Gareth Bale is approaching the end of his second season at Real Madrid, but the world's most expensive footballer admits he still finds it surreal to be called a 'Galactico'. The Wales international left Tottenham Hotspur for the Spanish capital in September 2013, and has already won a Champions League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in the white of Los Blancos.

It has been quite a rise for the 25-year-old, who admits it still feels odd to be playing for one of the world's biggest clubs. He is becoming used to the media attention but is particularly aware of it during the high-profile training sessions at Valdebebas.

"It is a bit surreal to be called a 'Galactico'.

“The one thing you don't want is to be on the end of a nutmeg (at training) - especially with the rows of cameras," Bale was quoted as saying by

"We are always getting killed out there and I just try not to let it be me. Whenever someone gets nutmegged, we are all jumping and joking."

Carlo Ancelotti's side remains top of La Liga, despite a disappointing draw against Villarreal CF last time out. They will look to get back to winning ways at Athletic Club Bilbao at the weekend.

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