Mestalla

Next Game

Valencia v R Madrid

Sunday, 04 January 2015, 16:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Last Game

R Madrid 2 - 0 S Lorenzo

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 19:30

FIFA Club World Cup Final

Bale: My best is yet to come

Gareth Bale has promised his best is 'yet to come' - and lavished praise on 'incredible' team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Last Updated: 13/11/13 at 14:22 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Says it's a pleasure to play with Ronaldo

Gareth Bale: Says it's a pleasure to play with Ronaldo

Bale claims he is finally near to full fitness having had an injury-plagued start to his Real Madrid career since moving to the Bernabeu in a world-record €100million summer switch from Tottenham.

The Welsh forward has shown glimpses of his talent, notching three goals and five assists in seven La Liga appearances for Carlo Ancelotti's troops, but he insists there is more to come in the coming weeks.

"The best is yet to come," he told Real Madrid TV. "I've just finished my pre-season and I can still give more.

"Now I'll be able to score more goals and help the team achieve success.

"It was just a matter of time until I got to 100 per cent. Now everyone is seeing what I can do.

"I need to keep working and hopefully there will be more goals."

Bale started up front alongside Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in Saturday's 5-1 dismantling of Real Sociedad - and saw the Portugal superstar notch a hat-trick to take his season haul to 24 goals in 17 games in all competitions.

The treble, his 19th hat-trick in La Liga, took Ronaldo's 2013 tally to 62 and saw him reach 225 goals in 216 games in Spain.

"Cristiano is incredible, he scores hat-tricks every week," said Bale. "It's a pleasure to play with him."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Paul Lambert: Aston Villa's new style here to stay despite lack of goals

Paul Lambert is sure the goals will come for Aston Villa if they persist with their current style of football.

Bobby Zamora tells QPR to give Charlie Austin a new contract

Bobby Zamora has told QPR to sort out Charlie Austin's future before his goals attract bids from elsewhere.

Jose Mourinho: It's only a matter of time before John Terry gets new contract

John Terry will definitely stay at Chelsea beyond the end of his current deal, Jose Mourinho says.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property