Bale promises plenty of goals

Despite firing blanks in their opening game of the new season against Sporting Gijon, Gareth Bale has promised Real Madrid supporters that they will see plenty of goals this season.

Bale started in a central role in Real’s draw against Gijon. Ronaldo also started the game, but Karim Benzema was not available for the fixture.

We are getting better all the time. We’re learning, training and improving. With each game that passes we are becoming an even stronger unit.

Obviously we are going to be an attacking side. We need to improve at the back, but we’re still working on being an exciting team, one that will be going out to win everything. We’ve only played the first Liga game of the season. We didn’t score, but I’m 100 per cent sure we’ll get plenty of goals

Will we see the best of Gareth Bale this season?

Real Madrid’s first game of the new season took place over the weekend, and it was a limp draw against newly promoted Sporting Gijon. It wasn’t just a draw but a 0-0 one, the fifth time (including pre-season) that Real’s much vaunted attacking stars have failed to find the back of the net under their new manager. Gijon’s last La Liga campaign was back in 2011-12, and Real scored three against them both at home and away.

Bale got a central role in Real’s clash against Gijon, with Benitez shifting him to a more attacking role in order to get the best out of him. Certainly, he got more ball in comparison to last season, when his agent complained that Real weren’t giving his client enough of the football. Continue reading