Gareth Bale believes El Clasico will make an impact on title race
After returning from the International friendlies ahead of Euro 2016, Welshman Gareth Bale is getting ready for their El Clasico on Saturday at Nou Camp. Last battle between these giants ended with 4-0 defeat to Real Madrid.
Bale said his side still steal the title from Barcelona even they have shortage of 10 points in La Liga table.
“We need to go out and attack Barcelona and exploit their weaknesses. We have to score and simply win the game, it’ll be tough. They’re playing very well, but we’ve got to go out and give 100%. We’ve got a game plan and if we perform to our best we are capable of winning at the Camp Nou”.
“Anything is possible in football. We know that we’re 10 points behind and that we’ll fight on until the end. Winning La Liga is still possible and if we win on Saturday we’ll be seven points behind and you never know what might happen. We’ll give 100% and try to win. If we play well in La Liga we’ll have more confidence going into the Champions League game. We’re taking things game by game. There are areas to improve on and I hope that between now and the end of the season we improve and we win some silverware”.
Gareth Bale said he is improving and adopting with Madrid better than last season.
“Last season I didn’t perform to my potential and this time round I’ve improved. It’s important to keep on working hard and it’s difficult in a foreign country. This season I’ve been playing better as I’ve constantly been growing and improving. There’s still a long way to go and I hope to continue to help the team”.
“I was playing very well before I got injured, but injuries are part of it and there’s not much you can do about them. I now feel more comfortable and I speak Spanish in the dressing room. The happier you are, the better you perform, but I’ve got to keep working hard and helping the team”.
“I feel as if I’m adapting better. I’m learning more about the country and the language all the time. I like living here, although the meal times differ from my country. My family are also comfortable here. I’m under contract until 2019 and I’ll continue to play here and try to win as many trophies as possible”.
He also told how their new manager Zinedine Zidane is treating the players equally.
“I think exactly the same as what he asks of everyone else. We have to attack and defend as a team and be united. Perhaps before we weren’t as united, but now we’re working together as a team and it helps if we all work together”.
“I’m not surprised that Zidane gets angry. He reacts just as any other coach would. Sometimes we need a gentle push in the right direction. He’s doing a very good job and he gives us a lot of confidence. I hope to end the season by winning a trophy”.