Bale: I am in Real Madrid to win trophies



GARETH Bale has no intention of cutting short his spell at Real Madrid as he targets further trophies with the Spanish giants.

The Wales star has consistently been linked with a return to the Premier League, with fresh speculation in the wake of Madrid’s stunning 4-0 home loss to arch-rivals Barcelona on Saturday, but believes he has plenty still to achieve in the Spanish capital.

“My plan when I first started playing football was to try to reach the pinnacle – and Real Madrid is the pinnacle,” he said in an interview with several national newspapers.

“Now I’m here, I want to win trophies and to win titles, and just do the best I can for my career. I will never say never when it comes to going back to the Premier League, because you don’t know what the future holds.

“But I am enjoying my time here. I am very happy.”
Although Bale played mostly on the right during the loss to Barca, he has spent much of the season in the number 10 role and is relishing the increased responsibility.

“I had conversations with Rafa (Benitez) in the summer and I am delighted about where I am going to be playing this season,” he said. “I like the role behind the striker and feel that’s my position. I can drift into areas, find the space and, when I get the ball, attack.

“It’s my best position – and I think this year is going to be a great season.”

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