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I've followed Real all my life - Bale

World record signing Gareth Bale says he has "followed Real Madrid all my life" at his first news conference in Madrid.

The £85.3m (100m euros) player says that any "pressure comes from me" and that playing with Cristiano Ronaldo - "the best player in the world" - was a "massive factor" in his move.

The Welshman hopes to represent his country in World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia on Friday and Serbia the following Tuesday before returning to Madrid where he will look to make his debut against Villarreal.

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