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Gareth Bale, “Copa Del Rey win is a dream come true”


Gareth Bale has stated that winning the Spanish Copa Del Rey is a “dream come true”, after Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 on Wednesday evening. 

Bale scored the winner in Valencia to hand Real their first trophy of the season, with the win being the clubs 19th Kings Cup triumph. 

The Welsh winger collected the ball in his own half, before shrugging off Marc Batra, and sprinting down the touchline and into the box, where he coolly slotted under Pinto with five minutes remaining. 

And the winger stated his delight after the Cup win. 

“It’s a dream come true, not just because I scored but because of the work of the whole team,” Bale said in an interview the Spanish press.

“It was really special. We’ve won the first of the three available titles and we have to keep fighting for everything. But now we have to be thinking about the next game and nothing else”.

“This win is for all the fans and we hope that it will be the first of many to come. Thank you all for your support during the season. We have worked hard as a team”.  

Bale is a shadow of the player that he seemed just a few months ago, after some superb performances in recent weeks, following a few niggling injuries. 

“I had to sprint, Bartra pushed me and tried to block my path but wasn’t able to,” he added.

“I had to go around him. It was great to score the goal but even better to win the match and pick up a title for Real Madrid.

“The atmosphere was fantastic. It has been a perfect night. I’m delighted to have won my first title with Madrid. I think we could go on to win even more this season.” 

The Welshman has now notched 20 goals in all competitions, 13 in La Liga. 

“We have to enjoy this,” he said. “The team was great, they knew how to dig in and deserved to win because they created more chances. I’m very happy. It is the first trophy of the season but we will keep on fighting for the other two.

“The manager also deserves congratulations because he picked a good team. We have to enjoy today. It was a massive effort to get to the final and beating Barcelona makes it even more special.” 

By Ben Reardon 




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