Bale delighted to break record

Gareth Bale says he is “very happy” to have become the top British goalscorer in Spanish football after Real Madrid’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla on Sunday.

Bale’s goal against Sevilla saw the Welshman surpass former Barcelona and England striker Gary Lineker as the most prolific player to have represented Britain in La Liga, and he is determined to build on his feat by firing Madrid to Champions League glory.

“I just found out that I’m now the top British goalscorer in Spanish League history, and I’m very happy,” the forward said after the game.

“Setting this record is a joy, and now the most important thing is to improve on it.

“We must go on, keep up this pace and improve so we can go far in the Champions League.

“Wolfsburg will be a difficult game, but we’re high on confidence and we want to do as best as possible.

“[On Karim Benzema], it’s good news for Benzema [that he scored] and to have a full squad available.

“[The fans] see we’re working hard and improving, and hopefully we can give them a trophy at the end of the season.

“[On the international break], I’ll stay here with the other players to train for the next two weeks and regain my best form as soon as possible.

“We knew it would be tough [against Sevilla], but we played very well and now we must continue like this.”

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