We need to prepare well for the Champions League final, says Gareth...

We need to prepare well for the Champions League final, says Gareth Bale


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said the team now has a week to prepare well for the Champions League final against Atletico de Madrid.

Los Blancos ended their La Liga campaign with a 3-1 win over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Welshman scoring the opening goal, his 21st of a very productive first season in Spain.

And after the game, the 91 million euro signing said the squad now have to prepare well for a tough game against the newly-crowned champions of Spain. He added that he is looking forward to his first Champions League final.

“I’m very excited about playing in my first Champions League final and we’ll work hard to prepare for it. I’m really enjoying my first season at Real Madrid and hopefully I can end the season with another title,” the 24-year-old said.

He also commented on the importance of finishing the season well at home and putting on a show for the fans who have come week in week out to support the team.

“The most important thing against Espanyol was to win in front of our fans. We did it and I’m happy to have scored again, especially at the Santiago Bernabéu,” Bale told reporters.