Welsh footballer Gareth Bale says the Premier League has lost its tag as the 'best in the world.'
The Premier League has always prided itself on supposedly being the most exciting championship in world football, but for Bale the Primera Division is the best around.
The 25-year-old spent six years at Tottenham, before moving to Real Madrid last summer for a world-record fee of £85.3 million.
The European champions wasted little time signing James Rodriguez for £63 million this summer, following his stunning performances at the World Cup.
But, his signing means Bale now has to work even harder to retain his first-team place, despite being the most expensive player of all time.
Almost a year has passed since Bale signed a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
After a summer of rest, he's been working hard this week in LA, where Real are basing themselves for the International Champions Cup - a pre-season tournament which includes some of the best teams in Europe.