Real Madrid visit the Camp Nou this next Saturday and the club thought it was about time for their players to speak in press conference. Today it was Gareth Bale's turn and the latest reports from Spain suggest that Ramos or Cristiano Ronaldo could speak tomorrow.
This Clásico between Real and Barça is most likely a meaningless game given that Messi and Co. have a big lead in the Liga BBVA table. Even Zinedine Zidane admitted weeks ago that Madrid are not focusing on the Liga title anymore. Either way, Barcelona got a very big 0-4 win at the Bernabéu and the Madrid players will try to earn some redemption as Wolfsburg await in the Champions League Quarterfinals.
"Anything is possible in football. We know that we're 10 points behind and that we'll fight on until the end. Winning La Liga is still possible and if we win on Saturday we'll be seven points behind and you never know what might happen. We'll give 100% and try to win. If we play well in La Liga we'll have more confidence going into the Champions League game. We're taking things game by game. There are areas to improve on and I hope that between now and the end of the season we improve and we win some silverware," said Bale.
Barcelona have been playing very well this season and it won't be easy for Madrid to beat them away from the Bernabéu given how poorly Los Blancos have played whenever they've traveled away from Madrid. Barça's attacking trio can dominate the ball but they are also dangerous in the open field. Bale thinks Madrid have to attack.
"We need to go out and attack Barcelona and exploit their weaknesses. We have to score and simply win the game, it'll be tough. They're playing very well, but we've got to go out and give 100%. We've got a game plan and if we perform to our best we are capable of winning at the Camp Nou. "They are world-class players and they do a great job. It'll be a great game on Saturday and it'll be one that everyone will be able to enjoy, we're going to try to make it as exciting as possible," he explained.
Bale has been playing his best football this campaign and he said that he's more comfortable playing behind the striker. "Everyone knows that I like to play centrally, where I can drift around. I like coming in off the right flank and having more freedom. I don't mind playing on the left, although I prefer playing centrally or on the right," Bale concluded.