Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

  • Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

"A coach knows what he's going to do, but I'm not going to say anything". "I just don't like it".

He told Real Madrid TV that he was feeling "very good" and had "fully recovered" in time for the final. You have to play the final and I don't think there are differences between the two teams. I always dreamed I'd play a Champions League final, but never in my home town.

"The most important thing is how we perform as a team and win the trophy at the end of it".

One of Madrid's greatest players, Zidane also has a close connection with Juventus, his team's opponent in Saturday's final in Cardiff.

Madrid are seeking to become the first team to defend the title since the competition was rebranded into the Champions League when they travel to Cardiff for Saturday's showpiece.

'I have one more year on my contract but that doesn't mean anything.

"All the players have played this season and they have been intelligent decisions of the coach", Ronaldo added. "And that Juve, Buffon and Juventus defenders play a bad game". "It was a very even match which was decided by a little thing, they scored against us after a deflection", Montero said.

"Am I afraid of Juve? I'm always looking to grow and you develop a thick skin from the way football is here", he says. Now I have no choice.

"For me those values are commitment, battling and fighting until the last minute. It has been hard, physically and mentally, but the most important thing is to try and get myself to be ready at some point for the game, whether that is starting or coming off the bench". They've had to face Bayern and Atletico in the last two rounds, and interestingly the 3-0 at the Bernabeu against their city rivals in the semis was the only time that Real have kept a clean sheet in their 12 Champions League games this season. "There is Higuain, Dani Alves, and three or four others we could talk about", he said. If Dani Alves plays further forward or further back, it doesn't change anything.

"Now I feel finally it is healing". We'll prepare for the game all together, and we're ready.

It will be every equal for most of the game, but I've got the impression that the bench of Real will win it.

There's a high probability that Cristiano Ronaldo, the man who is lighting up the Champions League once again this season, is mentioned once or twice.