Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward ‘happy’ to stay and wants more trophies
Gareth Bale says he is happy at Real Madrid and has committed his future to the Champions League winners.
The Wales forward came off the bench after 77 minutes in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff as Real Madrid secured a third title in four seasons. [restrict]
The 27-year-old, who signed a deal until 2022 in October, has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu.
“We are winning trophies and I am happy. I have signed a long-term contract at Madrid,” said Bale.
“My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing.”
The former Tottenham player joined Real in 2013 for a then world record fee of £85m.
“It’s the reason why I came to Real Madrid – to win trophies. We’re enjoying winning them at the moment, so we’ll continue to do so,” Bale added.
“Three Champions Leagues in four seasons isn’t too bad.
“I think we can get better. We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad.”
Bale fulfils Cardiff dream
Bale was determined to play in the final in his home city despite still being troubled by an ankle injury.
He had surgery in November and suggested that without the Cardiff final in his sights he may have opted for a second operation.
“It’s been difficult with my ankle this year,” Bale said.
“I obviously came back way too early from my surgery and I suffered a bit. [/restrict]