Gareth Bale speaks out on his one Tottenham Hotspur regret

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Bale has been plagued by fitness problems during his four years in Spain and underwent an ankle operation last November which sidelined him for three months.

And Bale believes that his desire to get back into the Madrid side was the reason behind the subsequent calf injury which he suffered against Barcelona in April - just 10 games after his comeback from the ankle surgery.

Bale managed to return to play in the Champions League final in his home city of Cardiff, where he appeared for the final 13 minutes of Real's 4-1 win over Juventus.

And Bale has suggested that in future he will be better off waiting until he is 100% fit and ready to return instead of trying to force the issue.

Bale says in hindsight, he could've taken more time to recover but wanted to be out on the pitch with his teammates.


The Wales global was linked with a move to United during the summer window but says he stayed in the Spanish capital to win trophies.

Since his switch to La Liga in 2013, Bale has found himself rather injury stricken, hindering his performances for quite a long time, but the 28-year-old will be hoping to put those injuries firmly in the past and kick on under Zinedine Zidane.

"They are all opinions". So I'm used to people writing good things, bad things. "Football is a sport which stirs passions and it's normal that everyone has their opinions".

"I want to do well for myself but I also want to try to help the team and win trophies".

And Madrid president Florentino Perez has recently admitted that, soon after handing Isco a new contract, Bale was "transferable" next summer. "I've had some great moments, and others not so much".

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