Gareth Bale ‘loving life’ at Real Madrid again under Carlo Ancelotti

Reports in Spain claim Gareth Bale is ‘loving life’ at Real Madrid again as he has re-found his smile at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti.

The Wales star is back in favour at the club and looks set to play a major role in their challenge for silverware this season.

Bale spent last season on loan at Tottenham after being frozen out by Ancelotti’s predecessor, Zinedine Zidane, but has returned to the club in optimistic spirits.

Marca’s front page shows a smiling Bale and highlights the dramatic turnaround for the attacker.

Bale’s career at Real Madrid appeared to be over under Zinedine Zidane as he was completely out of favour.

But the departure of Zidane and Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid has provided a new lease of life for 32-year-old Bale at the club.

Bale started Real Madrid’s opening 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday and appears to have the confidence and backing of Ancelotti.