Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said he was happy to help the team pick up three points over Deportivo La Coruna after the disastrous derby last weekend.
Los Blancos responded to the 4-0 loss at the Vicente Calderon by seeing off Depor 2-0 on Saturday evening, with Isco and Karim Benzema scoring the goals that got Real back on track in La Liga.
While the result was positive, the Champions League holders were not convincing and some of the players including Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo were jeered by the home support.
Speaking after the game though, Bale said the most important thing was to win and start rebuilding some confidence.
“It was a very positive reaction from the whole team after last week’s defeat [to Atletico Madrid]. The three points are important and we remain [League] leaders,” the former Tottenham star stated.
“I’m happy with my performance, although I didn’t score. I always like scoring goals, but the most important thing was that the team got over the loss of the last game.”
He then went on to discuss the upcoming match against Schalke, and admitted the players are determined to try and put the tie beyond doubt in the first leg.
“It’s good to be back in the Champions League. We’ve all been looking forward to it since our last match. We want to win, mark our return with a good result and take control of the tie.”