Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has said Gareth Bale is wrong to claim La Liga is the best league in the world.
The Welshman made the comments in a recent interview, saying the Spanish league was ahead of the Premier League in terms of entertainment.
But hitting back at that statement, Mourinho, who managed Los Blancos for three seasons before returning to Chelsea in 2013, said Bale only made those claims because he is currently playing in La liga.
In his time at the club, the so-called Special One won just one La Liga trophy, conceded the title to fierce rivals Barcelona on both other occasions.
“[Bale said that] because he’s there,” he told BT Sport. “You have to accept what Gareth says, but I was also there.”
“I won La Liga, I lost La Liga, but I [also] won La Liga, and I know clearly the differences between La Liga and the Premier League,” he commented.
And he added: “To go to matches knowing that you are going to win for sure is not the best thing. In Spain everybody knows that two teams are top of the world. A third team like Atletico is doing wonderfully well and they won last year, which is not normal.”