Bale keen to feature in Cardiff

Gareth Bale has made it clear that he is fit enough to return to action for Real Madrid on Saturday in the Champions League final against Juventus.

The former Tottenham star has not played since suffering a calf injury in the defeat to Barcelona more than five weeks ago.

However, the Wales international is keen to play some part in Saturday’s match, which will be taking place in Cardiff, even if Real boss Zinedine Zidane opts to use him as a substitute.

The 27-year-old said: “I feel very good, I’m fully recovered and I’m ready. I’ve been doing my rehab, the double sessions, all the hard work to be fit for this game and I have to keep going now.

“I would have been disappointed if I could not make it to the final and that’s why I have given everything to get in shape, but I wouldn’t be disappointed if I am not a starter.”

Isco has replaced Bale in the Real side throughout May and may start again this weekend alongside Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.

“Isco is a fantastic player and in recent weeks has played very well,” Bale added. “I am happy for him and how much he is helping the team in this season finale.

“To be in the final in my home city, where I was born, is an incredible feeling, but there’s one more job to do and that’s to win the Champions League again and make history.”

Real Madrid are 5/6 to win the Champions League final and 11/1 to triumph 2-0. Bale is 12/5 to score at any time in Cardiff while Zidane’s team are available at 7/4 to keep a clean sheet against Juventus.

Content courtesy of Bet365.