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‘Madrid can win La Liga’

AFP
Published : Apr 3, 2016, 11:32 pm IST
Updated : Apr 3, 2016, 11:32 pm IST

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale believes his side can still win La Liga after coming from behind to inflict Barcelona’s first defeat in 40 games with a 2-1 victory in El Clasico.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale believes his side can still win La Liga after coming from behind to inflict Barcelona’s first defeat in 40 games with a 2-1 victory in El Clasico.

Madrid still trail Barca by seven points with seven league games to play, but Bale also highlighted the importance of the victory to Madrid’s confidence ahead of their return to Champions League action against Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

“If we wanted to win the league this was a game we had to win,” said the Welshman.

“You never know, football does funny things to teams when you lose and you never know what could happen. All they need is a few bad results, we need a few good ones and we’re right back in it.

“The most important thing today was to get the win to build confidence for the rest of the season.

“There’s still the Champions League as well, which we’re really looking forward to.”

The win was a huge turnaround for Madrid in Zinedine Zidane’s first Clasico in charge after suffering a 4-0 thrashing at home to Barca earlier in the season.

“Tonight really does put us mentally in a strong position, we can beat anyone on our day and we showed that.

“Barcelona have been saying they’re the best team and we beat them in their own back yard tonight.

“We had a game plan, we know we’ve got speed on the counter-attack so we used that to our advantage.”

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