Welshman keen to add to Madrid’s Copa del Rey and Champions League success from last term.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has said he wants the club to improve on their trophy haul from last season and win six trophies in the coming campaign.
Madrid won the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in Bale’s first season at the club, with the Welshman bagging winning goals in both finals.
In the Copa del Rey he famously outsprinted Barcelona defender Marc Bartra, and even left the pitch in doing so, to score the cup winning goal in an El Clasico final. Bale then headed in the goal to put Real 2-1 up in extra-time of the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, a finish that sparked an eventual 4-1 victory.
Now he believes Madrid can become the first side to defend the Champions League title, and wants all six trophies on offer this season.
“We have six trophies that we can win and we want to win all of them,” Bale said in a pre-season tour conference.
“It will be special playing the Super Cup in Cardiff. That’s the first one we can win but we will be fighting for everything.
“It’s exciting to start the season as the best team in Europe. I don’t know if that will mean more pressure this season but we certainly have more hunger than ever. We want to retain our Champions League.”
Madrid can lift the UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff next month, before taking on Atletico once more in the Spanish super cup final. They will then compete for the FIFA World Club trophy as European Champions in December, before challenging for the La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey crowns in 2015.
With the addition of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez to their ranks, few would bet against Real Madrid winning multiple silverware this season.