Welshman Gareth Bale has been backed by Real Madrid legend Predrag Mijatovic to be the man to make the difference for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final when the Madrid giants face off with Atletico Madrid on Saturday 28 May.
The two sides will be facing off for the second time in a final in three years following their 2014 meeting which Real Madrid came from a goal down to win it 4 – 1.
Gareth Bale netted the equalizing goal late in the game that sent the match to extra time and Mijatovic has backed him to play a key role in Milan once again.
Bale, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions so far this season, has a knack scoring in finals. He also netted in a Copa del Rey and Club World Cup final apiece for Real and Mijatovic says it cannot be a coincidence.
“There are players that are born with a gift for scoring in finals; it can’t just be a coincidence,” the 47-year-old said via Marca.
“He’s a great player and has scored in them all, let’s hope it continues.”
Mijatovic added: “Real Madrid need to win to save their season.
“If they don’t it would be a second consecutive disappointing season, which would be worrying.”