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Bale would like to see more Brits play abroad

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Bale has settled in at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Gareth Bale believes more British players should play abroad at some stage in their career.

The 25-year-old winger left the comfort of the Barclays Premier League last summer when he joined Real Madrid from Tottenham for a world-record £85million transfer fee.

I think the most important thing is you feel it's the right move. If you feel you're going to play, then I would encourage a British player to go abroad.

I've enjoyed every minute of it, the new culture, the new life. I felt like I wanted to challenge myself. It's down to the player himself whether he can kick on.

I definitely feel I can keep improving every season, improve my game in training every day. We're expected to try to win every trophy. We want to win every trophy. We'll give our best.

– Bale speaking to The Independent ahead of Saturday evening's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu.

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Suarez debut date set

Luis Suarez's debut for Barcelona is likely to come on Saturday October 25 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

The striker - who switched to the Nou Camp from Liverpool earlier in the summer - is currently the subject of a worldwide ban after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini while playing for Uruguay at the World Cup.

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Kroos '100 per cent satisfied' with Real Madrid move

Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos. Credit: PA

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has no regrets about joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich this summer.

The 24-year-old left Bayern after rejecting their offer of a new contract, and he believes he made the right move.

"I've done everything right - I'm 100 per cent satisfied," he told Bild.

"In a worldwide standing, Real Madrid are a small step ahead of Bayern Munich.

"If I just think about my presentation at the Bernabeu, there were 20,000 fans there even though I had never played a single second for Real.

"Something like that is inconceivable in Germany. In Spain, the football fans are more emotional about the game."

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