Bale: Real Madrid the best in the world

The Welshman has claimed that no other club is on the same level as Los Blancos, while at the same time singing the praises of team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo
Gareth Bale feels Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world and is determined to win plenty of silverware with the Santiago Bernabeu side in the years to come.

The Welshman joined Los Blancos from Tottenham in the summer transfer window for a world-record €100 million transfer fee and he has stressed that he has no regrets over the move.

"In my opinion, Real Madrid are the best team in the world. We have the best players and the best stadium, and everything about the club is perfect," Bale told his club's official website.

"I want to win a lot of things and this is the best team you can be in. I hope I can spend a lot of time with this team, win a lot of titles and show everyone that we are a great club that always plays to win.

"I want to help the team, do my best on the pitch and, above all, win titles and trophies, which is the objective shared by of all of us here.

"I am very happy about everything; it has all turned out very well and I hope that everything will carry on like this."

The 24-year-old attacker then went on to praise Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming that the Portugal star is in a league of his own.

"In my view, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world," Bale stated, "This season he is showing what a great player he is, and he does it under pressure, like he did against Sweden [in the World Cup play-offs].

"He is the best by a long way and he shows it in every match."

Bale has scored six times in his 12 appearances in all competitions for Madrid this season.