Chris Coleman claims that Gareth Bale speaks “perfect” spanish.
The Real Madrid winger has often been criticised for his failure to grasp the language as he enters his sixth season in Spain.
However his Welsh compatriot spoke out in Bale’s defence.
“I’ve been with Gareth in Madrid, in a restaurant, and he’s speaking perfect Spanish, ordering food, greeting people,” Coleman told The Athletic.
“He was very polite, but it’s his own space. He has done all his talking on the pitch. He is the most decorated foreign import from the UK.”