Bale: I’ve not changed in Spain

Gareth Bale doesn’t believe he has changed his style of play since leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Real Madrid.

AS reports an interview Bale has conducted with bwin that touches on the Wales international’s first season at Santiago Bernabeu and the Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Borussia Dortmund.

Madrid lead 3-0 from the first encounter but Bale has warned Los Blancos can’t take the return leg lightly.

“We played a great game at home. We played well and deserved to win,” he said.

“But Dortmund will be another game, a different game. They will come to fight but we have to treat it like any other game.

“We always try to win and want to qualify for the next round.”

Dortmund will be able to call on Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first-leg through suspension, and Bale is wary of the striker.

“He’s a great player and has shown that over the years,” Bale added.

“But we have to do our job, as we did in the first-leg, and defend well.

“You can’t do anything when you’re faced with great attacking players. I hope our team are at the same level in the game.”

Bale was asked about the difference between La Liga and the Premier League and says he hasn’t had to adapt too much.

“I haven’t changed my style of play. In Spain the game is more based on possession but my style of play hasn’t changed much and I’m comfortable,” he continued.

“It’s great to play with players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema but obviously it’s not just about us three.

“I can’t pick a single moment but on a personal level, scoring a hat-trick at the Bernabeu was important for me.

“We’ve qualified for the Cup final and I hope the best moments of the season come in the final stretch. We’re looking forward to them.

“I can’t mention any player above the rest. Everyone here has impressed me and I’m enjoying every minute.

“It’s great to train every day with world class players because it helps me improve my game and makes me a better player.”

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