It didn’t matter who scored – Gareth Bale

It didn’t matter who scored – Gareth Bale


Goalscoring hero Gareth Bale says it didn’t really matter who netted the winning goal against Manchester City – the most important thing was to qualify for the Champions League final.

Los Blancos edged the tie 1-0 thanks to the Welshman’s effort in the first half to book a place in the final in Milan where they will meet Madrid rivals Atletico in a repeat of the 2014 final.

Bale has performed brilliantly in the absence of the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the past few games.

Speaking to the media afterwards, he said: “The most important thing was to get the goal and that the ball ended up in the net. It doesn’t matter who scores it, the only thing that matters is that it was an important goal which has sent us through to the final. We’ve now got the chance to win another Champions League title.”

He also hailed the fans for playing their part in the victory, saying: “The fans were great, just as I’m sure they will be in Milan. They really got behind us, and we’re very happy to have reached the final after two very tough games against Manchester City, in which we had to be at our best.”