Rueda de Prensa de Gareth Bale

Bale: “We need to go out and attack Barcelona and exploit their weaknesses”

NEWS | 30/03/2016 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ángel Martínez

“I'm in good form and I hope to continue playing well and help the team win trophies”, the Real Madrid player added.
Gareth Bale took to the media room at Real Madrid City three days ahead of the La Liga clash against Barcelona. The Whites' player had the following to say ahead of Saturday's Camp Nou showdown: "We need to go out and attack Barcelona and exploit their weaknesses. We have to score and simply win the game, it'll be tough. They're playing very well, but we've got to go out and give 100%. We've got a game plan and if we perform to our best we are capable of winning at the Camp Nou".

"Anything is possible in football. We know that we're 10 points behind and that we'll fight on until the end. Winning La Liga is still possible and if we win on Saturday we'll be seven points behind and you never know what might happen. We'll give 100% and try to win. If we play well in La Liga we'll have more confidence going into the Champions League game. We're taking things game by game. There are areas to improve on and I hope that between now and the end of the season we improve and we win some silverware".

Tribute to Cruyff
"Cruyff is a Barcelona legend, but everyone respects him as a player and as a person. On Saturday we will all pay our tributes to him and so we should".

Current form
"Last season I didn't perform to my potential and this time round I've improved. It's important to keep on working hard and it's difficult in a foreign country. This season I've been playing better as I've constantly been growing and improving. There's still a long way to go and I hope to continue to help the team".

"I was playing very well before I got injured, but injuries are part of it and there's not much you can do about them. I now feel more comfortable and I speak Spanish in the dressing room. The happier you are, the better you perform, but I've got to keep working hard and helping the team".

Position out on the pitch
"Everyone knows that I like to play centrally, where I can drift around. I like coming in off the right flank and having more freedom. I don't mind playing on the left, although I prefer playing centrally or on the right".

Adapting to Madrid
"I feel as if I'm adapting better. I'm learning more about the country and the language all the time. I like living here, although the meal times differ from my country. My family are also comfortable here. I'm under contract until 2019 and I'll continue to play here and try to win as many trophies as possible".

Ramos leads by example and he's a warrior out on the pitch. Everyone here admires him.

"It's Sergio Ramos' 30th birthday. We had some cake and I wish him a happy birthday. He's a great captain and an excellent player. He leads by example and he's a warrior out on the pitch. Everyone here admires him".

What Zidane asks of him
"I think exactly the same as what he asks of everyone else. We have to attack and defend as a team and be united. Perhaps before we weren't as united, but now we're working together as a team and it helps if we all work together".

"I'm not surprised that Zidane gets angry. He reacts just as any other coach would. Sometimes we need a gentle push in the right direction. He's doing a very good job and he gives us a lot of confidence. I hope to end the season by winning a trophy".

Ballon d'Or
"I don't give much thought to individual awards. I try to concentrate on playing for Real Madrid and on improving as a player. Individual awards aren't very important and I'm concentrating on winning as much as I can with Real Madrid. The rest will come with time".

"The three of us have a very good relationship and we play very well together. We're not the ones to be saying whether we're the best or not. We can only do our best, try to score and make the fans happy".

"It's great that he's back from his injury. He's one of the top players in world football and it's great to have him here. We hope that he carries on playing as he always does and that he scores".

Messi, Suárez and Neymar
"They are world-class players and they do a great job. It'll be a great game on Saturday and it'll be one that everyone will be able to enjoy, we're going to try to make it as exciting as possible".

The way the game is played in Spain 
"It's very different to the Premier League. I'm getting better by the year and last season was a difficult one. It's good to have a bad season because you learn a lot about yourself, you become stronger and you see where you have to improve. I now have a better understanding of how the game is played here and I hope there'll be a lot more to come from me in the future".