Gareth Bale was one of the most affected players when the hammer fell on Rafa Benitez, the immediate former Real Madrid manager, coming in the aftermath of unconvincing results.
Bale is reported to have had a close relationship with the Spaniard and he terms it disappointing that he had to leave after just six months in charge.
The Welshman was immediately linked with a move out after Benitez’s exit but he kept his feet on the ground and got a hat trick on new manager Zinedine Zidane’s managerial debut.
His display was termed a statement to all after being linked with a move away but he feels otherwise.
“I don’t feel I need to make a statement to anyone. I know what I’m capable of and I just want to keep enjoying my football and when I do that I play my best.
“I’m happy at the moment. Obviously you can never predict what happens in the future, but I’m enjoying my football at the moment so I’ll keep going,” he said.
Despite the Benitez setback, he is looking to carry on with the great form he showed against Deportivo as he helped his team to a 5 – 0 win.
“I had a very good relationship with Rafa, obviously it was a big disappointment to see him go.
“But things like this happen in football, you’re professional and you get on with it and carry on,” he noted.