There have been a lot of hugely successful clubs in the Champions League over the years but there is one thing that no club has been able to do since the Champions League era started in the 1992-93 season, something which Real Madrid star Gareth Bale wants to change during the new season
Last season Gareth Bale enjoyed huge success in the Champions League, bagging himself six goals and four assists from eight stars in the tournament, as Real Madrid went on to be crowned Champions League winners in that dramatic final. Gareth now wants Real Madrid to win the Champions League again this season and become the first club to win the trophy two years in a row.
Bale explained, "I think for all of us at the club, to win the Champions League was a dream last year and it was one the club has been trying to win for a while. We're now looking to the future and want to win the Champions League again and win as many trophies as we can."
He added, "We want to try and make history and be the only club to win [the Champions League] back-to-back. There's always pressure at a club like Real Madrid and we love to thrive off that pressure. We'll be doing that again this season."
Gareth Bale has clearly been getting some tips from his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo this Summer, as he returned to training looking packed full of muscle. It will now be interesting to see how this will affect his performances in the new season.