Gareth Bale hopeful El Clasico victory can sparkle Real Madrid title challenge


Bale has bounced back with 15 goals in 18 league appearances despite an injury-disrupted campaign, but his presence has been missed as Madrid have slipped 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona ahead of their crunch trip to the Nou Camp on Saturday.

“There are still some teammates to return (from global duty), but there will be something personal”.
“Anything is possible in football”.
“We have to score there”.
The price for a Madrid win is also contributed to by Los Blancos’ own form on the road this term, with Real Madrid managing just seven wins from the 14 away games they have contested in La Liga, an alarming statistic for a team wanting to challenge for the title.
“We must redeem ourselves on Saturday against Barcelona after the bad result at the Bernabeu (4-0 defeat)”, said Isco.
“Now I feel better, more settled, I speak Spanish and I feel fresh”. “I speak some Spanish”.
“After the game against Las Palmas I was angry with myself and I do not think I’m the first player to have done that”, he added. “It was important for me to keep working hard, to keep fighting”.
‘You have to take it day by day and game by game and see how far we are ahead, but we can’t deny we’re in a very good position in the league, we’re in the final of the Copa and we’re still in the Champions League so, yes, I said, we’re in a good position’.
Zinedine Zidane has boosted the club’s fortunes since replacing Rafael Benitez as head coach in January and Bale admits he personally appreciates the Frenchman’s famous guttural cries from the touchline. Sometimes we need someone to shout and nudge us in the right direction. “I hope we finish the season with a trophy”.