Gareth Bale has insisted that his focus currently resides on helping Real Madrid win more trophies, amidst talks of an exit from the club.
Ever since his arrival at the Bernabeu, he has helped Real Madrid win 3 Champions League trophies. But a lack of fitness along with injury concerns kept him on the sidelines for the majority of the last season, leading to questions on his first team prospects.
He was put on the bench as Zinedine Zidane chose to play Isco in the UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff the past season, where they went on to win with a resounding 4-1 victory against Juventus to win their second consecutive Champions League trophy.
The talk of the town indicates that Gareth Bale may be on the verge of leaving the club, as Los Blancos want to make space for Kylian Mbappe to fit in the current first team. According to reports from L’Equipe, Real Madrid manager had convinced Mbappe that he would sell one big player from the team to make space for the young striker.
While he was touted to be the ‘big player’ Zidane was referring about, the Welsh International has made it clear that he sees his future at Real Madrid, and is committed to achieving greater things with the Madrid club.
In an Instagram video posted by the 27-year-old using an Altitude Resistance Mask, used to improve resistance in high altitudes and improve stamina, he clarified his situation at the club.
“I’m feeling better than ever and can’t wait for the new season to start, I’m hungrier than ever to win more trophies for the biggest club and best fans in the world,” said Bale in the video. He went on about the Altitude Resistance Mask, of whose he is a brand ambassador.
The ex-Soton and Tottenham Hotspurs winger would have to regain his fitness as soon as he can and fight for his position in the first team. With Zidane having no shortage of players and a possible need to eject one, he might have to prove himself better over several of his own teammates to continue being relevant on the playing field.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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