Bale eager to repay Real Madrid support

The Welshman made his home debut in the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday but he is desperate to discover his best form for the Santiago Bernabeu faithful
Gareth Bale says he is eager to improve at Real Madrid in order to repay the support from the Blancos faithful following his home debut on Sunday.

The €100 million Welshman came on as a second-half substitute in his side's 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid, and while he acknowledges the "fantastic" reception he received, Bale is desperate to help his side get back to winning ways quickly.

"Playing at the Bernabeu was a fantastic experience, but the important thing would have been winning," he was quoted as saying by the club's official website.

"It was a difficult match because they were well organised defensively and after the goal it was tough because of how they play. In the second half we kept trying, without success.

"I went on in the second half and I felt good but I have to improve. It was a fantastic experience and I have to play better every day to pay back that affection.

"We try to win every match and now we don’t feel good, but we have to think about the next match that we have on Wednesday [against Copenhagen]. Personally, I will be looking to play well and keep improving. I will prepare in the right way and try to help the team get the three points."

Madrid's clash with the Danish champions kicks off at 20:45CET on Wednesday.