Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale has admitted that there was a sense of frustration of not starting regularly prior to his heroics in the Champions League heroics against Liverpool. The Wales international was brought onto the field when the scores were level at 1-1 but he changed the tide of the game with a man of the match brace which included a sensational overhead kick.
Speaking in a Q&A session in Cardiff, Bale relieved the moment saying: “I was frustrated, I’ve said before, not to start the game. But I knew I was capable of being involved in the game and I was. It was great to get the goal, pure emotion. It’s just kind of one of those things that you don’t think about, you just react to it.I’ve always wanted to score a bicycle kick. To do it on such an occasion was the place to do it.I kind of just went on holiday afterwards and tried to disconnect, so I haven’t watched it too many times. If you don’t try these things, they never come off.”
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Wales international Gareth Bale has refused to give up on his World Cup dream, despite missing out on the global tournament in Russia this summer. The 28-year-old suffered a calf problem during the latter stages of Wales’ qualifying campaign, and he had to watch helplessly watch at his country were ousted by the Republic of Ireland.
Despite the disappointment, the attacker remains keen on realising his World Cup dream, and motivated to guide Wales to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he said: “It was a massive disappointment for all of us not to reach the World Cup having experienced the Euros, which was incredible. But normally if we do well in one campaign we die away in the next. We were right there until the end, so we have to take the positives. Losing and missing out on the World Cup makes us even hungrier to qualify next time.”
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted that Gareth Bale is content with the proceedings in the Spanish Capital despite being in-and-out of the starting line-up. The Wales international has endured another injury-hit campaign with the European champions, and he has managed just 28 appearances across all competitions, scoring 11 goals.
Recent reports from the Spanish media have suggested that the attacker could be leaning towards a return to the Premier League after being left out of the starting 11 against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, but Zidane has stressed that there is no concern of any sort with the former Tottenham man, he said: “Bale? No, no, (he is not unhappy). He is a player who is different in this sense. Everyone can have their own opinion, but I don’t think he is sad. I think he is happy to be here, happy to be part of this club. He has proved that he is a very important player in this squad.” Continue reading Zinedine Zidane Dismisses Claims That Gareth Bale Is ‘Unhappy’
Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has dismissed the possibility of Tottenham Hotspur re-signing Gareth Bale during the winter transfer window. The Wales international has found himself out-of-favour under Zinedine Zidane this term, and this has spread speculation of him pursuing a new challenge in the summer.
Spurs had a first-refusal clause inserted during Bale’s record move to Real Madrid back in the summer of 2013, but Balague appears to have ruled out their chances of luring the attacker back to north London. Mauricio Pochettino has previously spoken fondly about Bale, but Balague does not believe Spurs have the financial power to match Los Blancos’ demands.
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to see Gareth Bale contributing regularly on the playing field after recovering from a recurring calf problem. The Wales international has been sidelined twice this season due to the injury, and this has restricted him to just four starts in the Spanish top-flight.
Bale made his much-awaited return during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first-leg versus Numancia, and he found the scoresheet via a spot-kick in a 3-0 win. Following the game, Zidane was pleased to have the Welshman back in the ranks, and he is hoping to see the attacker play a regular role during the second half of the campaign.
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Sky Sports pundit Terry Gibson feels Real Madrid must remain patient with Gareth Bale despite his ongoing injury concerns. The Wales international was expected to recover from a calf problem earlier this week when he picked up a thigh strain which could keep him out of action for at least six weeks.
As a result, the 28-year-old has featured in just 20 of Real Madrid’s last 60 games, while he has suffered 11 different injuries since his switch to Spain back in the summer of 2013. Speaking on Sky Sports, Gibson felt that the European champions could prolong with the services of Bale with elite clubs unlikely to take a gamble with constant niggles.
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