Gareth Bale regrets rushing Real Madrid comeback

Gareth Bale regrets rushing Real Madrid comeback

Gareth Bale regrets rushing Real Madrid comeback

An injury-hit season for Bale, coupled with the increasing influences of Marco Asensio and Isco in the Real starting XI, had seen some Spanish media suggest that the former Tottenham player could (and should) be allowed to leave for United with Kylian Mbappé being brought in as his replacement.

"I had to take a lot of painkillers to be able to play".

"It feels like I got on the football ladder and kept climbing".

After being heavily linked with Manchester United last summer, Bale said he was not tempted to follow in the footsteps of Neymar, who left Barcelona - where he was considered to be in Lionel Messi's shadow - to become the main man at Paris Saint-Germain. "I suppose it depends on how you feel on the day", he told The Mail. And yes, now I think I should have taken more time to recover so I could have played much better when I returned and be able to do all those things with the ankle which I wasn't able to. Just try to enjoy myself I think. "Of course it's been difficult not being able to play, but I've had a good preseason and I'm training hard to be able to help the team win more titles". "That's the main thing", Bale concluded.

This season Madrid have been drawn in the same group as APOEL, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund.

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He endured a tough start to life at Spurs and, while he ended his spell there as the team's leading star, he expressed some frustration that a talented side had not won more trophies during their time together. "Yes, there have been great moments and others, not so much". I love the club and still keep in touch with a lot of people there and the fans were incredible. I really enjoyed big European nights at White Hart Lane.

"Obviously, Mourinho has won the trophy before so we're going to be there or thereabouts, but whether we've got the players to go the whole way, I don't know".

He said: "I don't really look into things like that".

Having struggled with an ankle injury, Bale was eager to play a part for Zinedine Zidane's side towards the end of the campaign and did just that as he featured as a substitute in the Champions League final victory over Juventus in Cardiff.

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