NEWS | 07/04/2014“We're professionals and we know how to go about our business despite the atmosphere in Dortmund's ground”, the Welshman declared in an interview on the Bwin website.
Gareth Bale is still wary of Borussia. The Welshman, who is “very happy at Real Madrid”, spoke about the Champions League quarterfinal second leg tie in an interview with the Bwin website: “Last Wednesday's match at home was great, we played well and deserved to win, but it will be a different game in Dortmund. They'll come out fighting and we have to approach it like any other game, looking to win it and seal our place in the semifinals”.
“I've never played in Signal Iduna Park, but I've seen it on TV and I've heard people talk about it. They say the atmosphere is incredible. We're professionals and we know how to go about our business. We'll approach it like we always do and try to win the match as we always do”.
“He is a great player and has been showing that over the last few years, but we have to concentrate on our own job, like we did in the first leg, defending well. You can't do things any differently when you come up against other good attacking players. We have to defend well and I hope the team is at its best for this game”.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema
“Obviously it is fantastic to play with great players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, but it's not just us three. I think the whole team has played well throughout the season. So it's great to play with everyone, I'm really enjoying it”.
“It is hard to say what my favourite moment has been so far, but obviously getting a hat-trick in the Bernabéu was important for me on a personal level. We have reached a Cup final, so I'm hoping there'll be some exciting times ahead at the end of the season. We want to win titles".
A possible change in his playing style
“I don't think I've changed much. The style in Spain, in comparsion with the Premiership, is based more in keeping possession, but my style of play hasn't changed much. I'm very comfortable here”.
Which of his team mates has impressed him the most?
“I can't pick just one person. Everyone here has impressed me and I've enjoyed every minute. It's amazing to be able to train with world-class players on a daily basis. It is helping me lift my game and makes everyone a better player. I love training everyday and I try to improve all the time as a player”.
The key to winning the Tenth
“We have to take it one game at a time and not get too far ahead of ourselves. It is important to take it one step at a time and not get too distracted, otherwise things could go badly”.