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Bale: “La Decima is my favorite Champions League title”

The Welshman talked to BT Sport.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Final - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Da Luz Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale talked to BT Sport in an interview and shared his thoughts on the current Coronavirus pandemic and his career in the club, reviewing his favorite memories seven years after completing his signing for the club.

“If I were to pick a favorite Champions League title with Real Madrid it’d be La Decima. It was my first and that feeling of lifting the trophy is just great. It’s also my favorite because we won it very late, it was all new, exciting and special,” said Bale.

He scored the game-winning goal in that game after Sergio Ramos sent the match to Extra Time on the 93rd minute.

Bale obviously also considered the Champions League conquered in Cardiff against Juventus.

“It’s hard to pick just one. We won it in my town, it was also very special. Not every player can win a Champions League title on their hometown. It was an unbelievable moment for me. The one we conquered in Kiev was also different mainly because of the goal I scored to win the game. It’s hard to pick just one, but La Decima is my pick because of what it meant,” he explained.

He was asked about the current Coronavirus pandemic.

“We understand the sacrifices we have to make so that the situation improves. The lockdown is very strict here, we can’t go out to walk or jog, but I guess we do it for the greater good,” said Bale.

The Welshman also discussed Real Madrid’s disappointing loss against Ajax in last year’s Round of 16.

“On the first leg we were kind of lucky to win. They put on a show on the return leg and shocked the world, we couldn’t do anything. They proved to be a great team but Tottenham knew how to play them,” he said about his former team.

Bale supported Tottenham on the final against Liverpool but the London-based club couldn’t get the win.

“As Tottenham fans we were very disappointed about losing that final, but we can’t forget what that team achieved during the whole season, a great season no matter what,” concluded Bale.