Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said he is ready for his side’s clash with Barcelona on Saturday.
The two sides go head-to-head in El Clasico at the Nou Camp with Los Blancos looking to win the three points that would draw them level with Barcelona in La Liga. And Bale, a 91 million euro summer signing from Tottenham Hotspur, has said he is ready for the match.
The Welshman has had a frustrating start to life in Madrid following his transfer. Despite scoring on his debut, the 24-year-old has missed a large part of the campaign due to a thigh injury.
But he made his first appearance for Real in the Champions League in the team’s 2-1 win over Juventus that virtually guarantees them a place in the knockout phase. And Bale said the 30 minutes he played have helped him get back to full fitness.
Speaking to Sky Sports News after the match, he stated: “I am sure it will be an amazing experience, the most important thing is we try to win the game and get the three points and I am looking forward to it just like everyone else is.
“I have had a few minutes this week and I have had a good week’s training as well so I think I am fit enough and it is up to the manager now whether I play from the start or am on the bench.”