Gareth Bale has said that he wants to play in every match for his club after he led his team to Champions League trophy where Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to lift the trophy three times in a row.
Football news: I need to play every week of the season which has not happened this year, says Gareth Bale
Bale started the game on the bench and later came on as a substitute and put his team ahead with a stunning bicycle kick. He later scored another goal following Liverpool’s Loris Karius’ goalkeeping error.
Bale played only 20 league games out of 38 and three Champions League games from the very first minute, and did not shy from revealing that he is frustrated for not giving enough chance.
"I need to be playing week in, week out, and that has not happened this season," he told BT Sport. "I had an injury five, six weeks in but fit ever since. I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss it."
Bale even said in the news conference after the game that he would leave the club if he does not see himself clearly in the plans of Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
"I feel that I need to be playing every week," he said. "It's something that I've always wanted to do, something that I feel like I should be doing. If it's not the case here, then it's something I have to really consider and sit down and do.
"I'll do that in the summer. I have plenty of time now to relax, to reflect on things and see where things go."
When Zidane was asked about Bale’s future, he did not say anything clearly. He said, "It might be complicated. But everybody looks out for themselves and takes care of their own thing, and I understand that."
The footballer from Wales had previously scored five goals before coming to the final and was not happy to see himself on the bench but was happy that he created an impact in the game.
"Obviously I was very disappointed not to start the game, I felt I deserved it but the manager makes the decisions," Bale told BT. The best I have been doing is to come on and make an impact, I certainly did.
"It has to be the best goal in a Champions League final, there is no bigger stage. I am just happy to get the win. It is a team game but when you are a substitute, it is a game of more than 11 players. I made an impact."
Because of the Champions League triumph, Madrid got the chance to take some silverware this season as they had previously lost the domestic league and cup to their bitter rivals Barcelona.
"We know what we have achieved and how good we have been," Bale said. "The league was disappointing but we won the Champions League. It turns out to be a great season.
"We let everyone else speak. We know how hungry we are in the changing room, how prepared and motivated we are."
When asked about the bicycle kick, Bale said it was his career first. "On the biggest stage in world football, to score a goal like that is a dream come true," Bale said. "I've actually never scored a bicycle kick before, so it's always been something I've wanted to do. I've had many attempts go close and it's nice to see one go in the back of the net in such an important contender.