The Welshman, Gareth Bale is set to captain his country against the Netherland before turning out for Real Madrid in UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff in August.
On Saturday night, Gareth Bale wrote his name into European Cup final history as he set Real Madrid on their way to an extra-time victory against Atletico Madrid in the Champions league final.
Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid, the Spanish giant claim their 10th European triumph in his very first season with the club following his staggering £86 million from Tottenham Hotspur last summer.
They all proved wrong, who doubted Bale’s abilities and whether he’d be able to conquer Europe with Real Madrid. Gareth Bale has justified the transfer fee indeed.
Even speaking to Sky Sports after the great victory Gareth Bale told that the price tag means nothing for him. The reason he joined Real was to win big competitions and he achieved that goal.
Real Madrid went on to win the final by 4-1 courtesy of a Marcelo strike and Ronaldo penalty, but it was Gareth Bale who set them on their way.
‘I was thinking do not miss! Literally, do not miss!’
said Bale. When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, Bale’s used to keeping his calm and making his mark. The Real no 11 was the match winners on countless occasion last summer for Tottenham in the Premier League. This Tottenham’s playmaker gave defences nightmares and just he couldn’t stop scoring. Like all the best players, Gareth Bale kept his brilliance look simple.
The 24 year-old was helping Real Madrid 12 month later in claiming their first Champions league win in 12 years. As the big games need big players and Bale is certainly that class of star. Real’s deadly duo of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo had quite a night by their standards. People simply remember Bale’s extra time goal which helped his side to achieve La Decima finally.
The former Southampton graduate has come a long way lifting the Champions League trophy. During his first few seasons at White Hart Lane when he was failing to make the desired impact, he was nearly sold by the Spurs. As Bale walked past the coveted trophy with a beaming smile on his face, the feeling of achievement, the sense he was living the dream was clear.
The Welshman showed his class on Saturday and showed the football world just why Real Madrid spent such a vast sum of money in order to secure his services. He is indeed a match-winner. Real Madrid’s prince of Wales has now joined a long luminous list of Real greats-Di Stefano, Raul, Zidane, Ronaldo, Bale.
This summer Bale will be crowned the King of Wales twice after scoring his extra-time goal in the Champions League final. Bale jetted straight from Lisbon back to Madrid, will return to his homeland ahead of June 4 friendly with Holland, in Amsterdam. He will be holding the Captaincy for the first time in the absence of Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey.
For the UEFA Super Cup final against Sevilla, Bale is assured of a playing return to Cardiff in August. The final was awarded to Cardiff City Stadium and will be played on August 12.
But, Alas! The superstar misses the big tournament, the FIFA World Cup 2014.