Bale: There's more to come in the future

The Welshman was very happy with his display during midweek, but has made it clear that he is not at his best just yet as he is still regaining fitness

Gareth Bale insists he can improve further after scoring twice in Real Madrid's 7-3 La Liga win over Sevilla on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has struggled for fitness since completing his world-record move from Tottenham in September, but appeared to be back to his best during his first start at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Bale picked out the top corner after 14 minutes to open the scoring, before netting his second via a deflected free-kick, and the Wales star has vowed to perform even better as he reaches his peak.

"I felt good and I played the whole match, but I have to keep getting better and work hard to be 100% as soon as possible," the forward told the official Madrid website.

"It's been a great night and was important for my fitness level. We played very well and hopefully there's much more to come in the future."

Bale will hope for another opportunity to continue his comeback when Madrid make the trip to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, before facing Juventus in the Champions League three days later.

"It's a very exciting time," he added.

"We have big matches ahead and everyone's looking forward to them. We're feeling very confident and hopefully we can keep winning and giving performances like tonight's."