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The Wales international insists he should no longer be confined to the wing and explains how his role at Madrid has evolved since his arrival

Gareth Bale believes his best position is to “roam” in Real Madrid’s attack and insists he should no longer be stuck on the right wing.

The Wales international scored a hat-trick in Zinedine Zidane’s first game in charge - a 5-0 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna - and feels his position in the team is beginning to develop since his arrival from Tottenham in 2013.

“There have been comments in previous interviews where I’ve been ‘stuck on the right’ and maybe didn’t have that freedom, but now I’m able to come in and float around a bit as well,” the 26-year-old told The Daily Telegraph.

“My main position would be on the right, obviously. I’m enjoying my football and my position very much.”

Asked if his role is no longer confined to wide areas, Bale replied: “Definitely. My best position is being able to roam around the front and find weaknesses in their defence.

“Everybody knows where I like to play and what I like to do on the pitch so hopefully I can keep doing that.”

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