I want the Champions League with Madrid: Gareth Bale

Madrid: Gareth Bale has made it clear that winning the Champions League with Real Madrid is one of his main objectives following his €100 million transfer from Tottenham.

The Santiago Bernabeu side last won European club football`s elite competition in 2002 when they beat Bayer Leverkusen and have been chasing their 10th European Cup ever since.

That wait is soon to come to and end if it`s up to Bale, though, as he`s desperate for Champions League glory.

"Everybody knows that Real Madrid want to win everything. They’re known for that. It was a massive reason for coming here," the 24-year-old said at a press conference.

"I wanted to play Champions League football, we want to win Real Madrid`s 10th European Cup. I want to win the Champions League here.

"It’s the biggest club in the world and we want to win the biggest trophies in the world. It’s a big reason I’m here.

"I remember [Zinedine] Zidane scoring the winning goal in the [2002] Champions League final. For me, Real Madrid have always been the best club."

The Welshman then revealed that former Spurs team-mate Luka Modric advised him to join Madrid, while adding that going to Manchester United was never an option.

"I`ve kept in touch with Modric since he left Spurs, he recommended that I come here. We both know what a big club this is.

"United? I was always set on Real Madrid."


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