GARETH BALE has lifted the lid on his then-world record move to Real Madrid – and revealed he was furious not to start the 2018 Champions League final.
The Welsh star scored twice, including a spectacular overhead kick, against Liverpool last June, but admits he was playing angry.
Getty5 Gareth Bale was playing angry when he scored his overhead kick in the CL final
Bale also scored a long-range effort thanks to a Loris Karius clanger as Los Blancos lifted yet another Champions League crown, winning 3-1 in Kiev.
In an interview with FourFourTwo Magazine, Bale revealed: “I was really frustrated not to start.
"I’d played pretty well since coming back from the last little niggle I’d had in December.
"I scored five goals in my last four league games of the season and felt like I deserved to be involved from the start.
Getty5 Gareth Bale scored twice in the Champions League final win over Liverpool
Getty5 Gareth Bale says he's thrilled to be winning trophies at Real Madrid
“I was desperate to get on to that pitch. When I ran on I was still a bit angry, and that’s probably why I did what I did next.
“I’ve watched the goal back a couple of times. I didn’t feel like I had a point to prove – I wanted to do it for myself and the team.
"If you play in any final you want to be going home with the trophy, no matter what it takes. If it meant waiting to come on for the last 30 minutes, so be it.”
But Bale went on to say he hasn't spoken to then-Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane since his match-winning performance.