Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says winning the Champions League already hasn’t changed his attitude towards the trophy and he wants to win it again.
The Los Blancos star moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2013 from Spurs for 93 million euros and was the hero on the famous night in Lisbon when Real won La Decima by defeating Atletico de Madrid 4-1. With the game into 1-1 and extra time, the Welshman broke Atletico’s resistance when he rose highest to head in Angel de Maria’s deflected cross to make it 2-1.
Real have it all to do in tomorrow’s second leg quarter final against Wolfsburg if they are to continue their quest to win La Undecima. They trail 2-0 from the first game and know they face climbing a mountain to reach the semis.
Speaking to reporters, Bale looked back at lifting the trophy two years ago and says he wants to experience it all again.
“We’ll be going into every game in the Champions League trying to win every game, and trying to lift the trophy once again. We’re going to fight as hard as we can to win every game, and hopefully that will take us where we want to be,” he said.
And speaking about the goal in the final, he said: “Yes, obviously it was a big moment, but I just remember the time going really slow as the ball hung up in the air. All I was thinking about was just getting a good contact on it and hopefully seeing it go into the net.
“It was just an amazing experience, one I’ll never forget. The scenes after winning La Decima were amazing, coming back to Madrid with all the fans around the Plaza de Cibeles. A big reason for me coming to Real Madrid was to play UCL football & to win UCL. And to do it in my first season was very special.”