Bale must be very happy with his debut?
It was a bittersweet debut for him. He scored but we didn’t win the match.
Bale and Cristiano’s style is based around their acceleration but now they tend to look for that killer pass...
It’s a big advantage to have two of the best players in the world in the team. Who wouldn’t want to have them in their side?
Do you share a good understanding with Bale on the right wing?
Yes, we understand each other really well in attack and in defence. That was clear to see in the goal he scored at the weekend when I put over the cross for him. Considering he has only been here a short while, he is adapting quickly.
Does Bale’s presence on the right wing restrict you from joining the attack?
Bale is very fast and he likes having space to run into but he also has the quality needed to drift inside and leave me space to go forward.
What did he say to you after he scored?
We just hugged and ran back to our half. We wanted the match to get back underway quickly so that we could grab another goal.
A young side like Madrid’s will be unbeatable in a couple of years’ time...
We have a young side and with a new coach, adapting will take time. We have to take it step by step but we hope to reach our peak level very soon.
Four members of the European U-21 championship-winning side played at El Madrigal on Saturday...
For us, we feel very proud to belong to Real Madrid and to have won that tournament with Spain.