Gareth Bale had his break out game with Cristiano Ronaldo sitting out. Against Real Valladolid on Saturday, Bale had three goals.
“It is always nice to get on the scoresheet — to get a hat trick, especially at the Bernabeu, was a special moment for me,” Bale told Real Madrid TV. “I am very happy here. I needed time to adapt after not having a preseason but I am improving now. Everything I hoped for has come true. The fans and the club are incredible.”
“I scored three goals but I hope to do better,” he said. “I can do it. I want to keep improving and working hard during the matches and training sessions and learn from the best, like Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the best player in the world and he deserves the Ballon d’Or.”
Bale has tallied multiple assists in his brief time with Madrid as well.
“I always enjoy giving assists,” he said. “I do play on the wing and that is part of my role to assist. It is great to get another one.”