Real Madrid's Gareth Bale admits rushing recovery last season


"Maybe I should have taken more time to recover and not force my return, but it doesn't hurt me now, my ankle is strong and I am ready", said Bale.

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Bale and Ronaldo have been club-mates since 2013 and were part of the Madrid squad that won the Champions League and La Liga titles last season, although the Wales international's contribution was once more disrupted by injury - including an ankle problem which nearly robbed him of a place in the Champions League final in his home city of Cardiff. "But you would have to ask him". We have done well [together], won trophies, so we don't need to change anything.

The 18-year-old Monaco starlet has attracted interest from around Europe after playing a fundamental role in their Ligue 1 title success last season.

"I can still play football very well, when I am at the maximum I will give the best again, I signed a long contract in Madrid and I am happy in this club".

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"I'm going to try and have my best season."

"I am a British player and they will always talk about me returning home, it happened with David Beckham and other English players who came here, but I am happy at Madrid and there is no offer to buy me and so there is nothing to talk about", he explained. I am sure this is going to be a great season.

"To be honest, six weeks before the final I worked hard to get fit, and to be on the bench was rewarding because I hadn't done that work to not be there at all".

"Today's was a pretty demanding session, with some running drills at a good pace, but that's just what we need", Carvajal said after a session that included a 45-minute run in the California sunshine. "Lifting the cup in front of my family and friends was incredible".