Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hopes his team can make it to the final of the Champions League for the second time in a row and win it, with the 2016/17 edition scheduled to be hosted in his hometown, Cardiff.
The Welshman was key in Real Madrid’s fine European run in the 2015/16 season as they went on to beat crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid in the final and he wants a repeat, more ignited by the fact that he will be playing close to his family and friends.
Real Madrid is drawn in Group F of the competition and will be taking on Sporting CP in their opening clash on Wednesday 14 September and with Legia Warsaw and Borussia Dortmund also in the group, the Welshman admits it will not be an easy journey.
“I played in the 2014 Super Cup in Cardiff and it was an amazing experience to have my friends and family close by.
“I suppose there’s a little more motivation if there needs to be any more. Our aim is to win. We have only found out who is in the group. It’s a difficult group.
“Everyone wants to beat Real Madrid. We will just be concentrating on getting out of the group.
“We know we have a chance to make history and we will be trying our best to do that.” He told The Sun.