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Bale would like to see more Brits play abroad

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.


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.

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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