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NEWS | 13/03/2014 | Bárbara Jiménez“I have worked hard to match the level of my teammates. I am really on form and happy with my performances”, added the Whites player.
Bale attended an event in the Bernabéu Store where he presented his new Adidas Adizero F50 boots. The Welshman took the opportunity to talk about the team's current situation and explain his current run of form: “We are still in all three competitions and we have a chance to win all three, but you have to take it a match at a time to try and achieve it”.
“We are in a good position in La Liga. We are first and we have a lead, but there are still 11 matches to play and we have to focus and keep winning so that we don't have to worry about what the other teams are doing. In the Champions League there are obviously strong teams left, there are no favourites. The goal is to win the European Cup, but we have to take it a match at a time. We hope we can get that coveted Décima. Winning the title is always difficult, but these are great matches and we are looking forward to playing them".
"At the moment, the next match is against Málaga in La Liga and we are concentrated on playing well and getting the three points. Afterwards we will be focused on the Clásico against Barcelona. It is important to win those matches against Barcelona. It is important to play our best football in those matches”.
"Any transfer means a series of changes, in this case it is a new kind of football in a new country and it is not easy to adapt to. I hope to continue to do so and improve my performances. I knew Modric because we were teammates at Tottenham and he has really helped me and given me advice. He is a great, world-class teammate, I am very happy with his game in the middle of the pitch”.
How he feels
“The pre-season is very important for a player, but I have worked and trained really hard to reach the level of my teammates. I am playing well and I hope to be able to keep it up for the rest of the season".
"I am quite happy with my performances so far. I have improved quite a lot, I feel good and everything takes its time. I have a lot of years left in this career and I hope to be able to be able to give the team more each year".
Football in Spain
"In the six months I've been here I have been surprised by the importance of tactics in La Liga. Not so many long balls are played, you try to keep more of the ball and pass it around. That makes it interesting to play in this league, where the standard is so high.
"Last year I was playing in the midfield or on the right wing for Tottenham, so this is not a strange position for me. I enjoy playing in that position because I think I perform really well there”
Ancelotti and Cristiano Ronaldo
“He has helped me a lot. As a coach he has given us the idea of trusting our chances and having faith in our potential and that has helped us to keep improving in the areas we're working on. Cristiano Ronaldo is simply the best player in the world, he is completely extraordinary and it really helps me being part of a strikeforce that includes him”.