Gareth Bale: It’s great to be back

Gareth Bale: It’s great to be back


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale admits it is great to be back in the first team fold after a difficult few weeks with injury.

The Welshman made his return to action as a second half substitute in the 7-1 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon and made his mark by grabbing a goal. The 25-year-old has missed the last few weeks with a calf problem but says he is looking forward to helping the club end the season on a high.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Bale said: “I’m very happy after a few difficult weeks. It is great to win in this way, to come back, play and score, but the most important thing is the three points. At the break we spoke about playing faster in the second half and trying to score quickly. The most important thing was to keep boosting the team’s confidence and play well.”

Bale took time to acknowledge the fans too for their support in recent weeks. And despite being a long way off in the title race, he says the players will do all they can be be successful in the Champions League.

He commented: “it is great to have this support. We want to go forward together and with our fans we can achieve great things this season.”