Bale ‘happy at the moment’

Gareth Bale says he is happy at Real Madrid but “you can never predict what happens in the future” as he remains the subject of links with Manchester United.

The forward reached double digits for the season with a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-0 demolition of Deportivo La Coruna, which also marked Zinedine Zidane’s first game as Coach, but he is refusing to look too far ahead into the future.

“Individual awards – I don’t think about them at all, they’re nothing that I want to think about. It’s for other people to sort out themselves.

“For me, I just want to work hard for the team and try to win as many titles as I can.

“I’m happy at the moment. You can never predict what happens in the future, but I’m enjoying my football at the moment so I’ll keep going.

“[Zidane] is a legend, not just of the club but world football.

“Obviously that was nice of him to say [he would afford me the same affection as Rafa Benitez]. We had a chat when he first came in.

“And no matter what, I’ll give 100 percent on the football pitch. That’s what I did [against Depor].

“I feel good at the moment. I feel very fit and I’m just trying to enjoy my football.

“I had a very good relationship with Rafa [Benitez]. Obviously it was a bit disappointing to see him go but things like this happen in football and you’re professional, you get on with it and you carry on.

“I don’t feel I need to make a statement to anyone, I know what I’m capable of, and I just want to keep on enjoying my football. When I do that I play my best football.

“There have been comments in previous interviews where I’ve been ‘stuck on the right’ and maybe didn’t have that freedom, but now I’m able to come in and float around a bit as well.

“My main position would be on the right, obviously. I’m enjoying my football and my position very much.

 “Definitely. My best position is being able to roam around the front and find weaknesses in their defence.

“Everybody knows where I like to play and what I like to do on the pitch so hopefully I can keep doing that.”

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