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Gareth Bale: "This is why I came to Real Madrid, to win the Champions League"
Bale was the hero yet again for Real Madrid against City, scoring the goal that got his team to the Champions League final, proving again that he is a leader at Real Madrid.
It was Madrid's night again with Gareth Bale leading los blancos to Milan on May 28 against Atleti, in another Champions League final completely dominated by the royal city. Bale's first Champions' League goal of the season was taken away by UEFA and marked down as an o.g. but the Cardiff Express didn't mind that too much, celebrating instead another chance to shine on the world's biggest club stage.
The Welshman spoke openly about his joy at reaching another Champions League final: "The big reason why I decided to come to Real Madrid was to win the Champions League. This is the club that's won it most, and there's a reason for that. Now we're in a position to win it again and it's just fantastic".
Bale also underlined the key role played by the Santiago Bernabéu faithful, as Real Madrid sealed their place in the Champions League final: "The fans were great, just as I'm sure they will be in Milan. They really got behind us, and we're very happy to have reached the final after two very tough games against Manchester City, in which we had to be at our best".
"The semi-finals are always like this, they're tight games, no team ever wins by a big margin. We put in a good performance, we were very good at the back and tonight we're going to enjoy the result. The final against Atlético de Madrid will be a very tough one. We know how they play and I hope that we can win it".
"The most important thing was to get the goal and that the ball ended up in the net. It doesn't matter who scores it, the only thing that matters is that it was an important goal which has sent us through to the final. We've now got the chance to win another Champions League title".
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