“He had a problem. To say whether it was the time to do it, I don't know. The condition of the boot wasn't adequate and he had to change". This is how Carlo Ancelotti described the decision of Gareth Bale to change his boots during the 2-1 defeat to Sevilla.
He also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction to when Gareth Bale hit the game's last free kick over the bar. The Italian left little doubt that Cristiano is the number one on dead balls, adding "when Bale takes a freekick it means Cristiano is OK with it."