The Welshman takes on Atletico Madrid with his Real Madrid side this weekend.
Inter Milan's Maicon looks dejected as Tottenham's Gareth Bale (L) walks past
Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final this weekend at the San Siro.
One former Tottenham Hotspur player hoping to conquer Europe once again will be Gareth Bale. The Welshman, who scored when these two met in the final two years ago, will be looking to shine in Milan once again – where he came of age for Tottenham back in 2010.
He scored an incredible hat-trick and tore Brazilian full-back Maicon, at the time considered the best right-back in the world, to shreds in Milan as Spurs lost 4-3 on the night but Bale announced himself as a world star.
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the first goal for Real Madrid
His current team do not have such fond memories of the San Siro, remarkably never winning at the stadium. But Bale has fond memories from his Tottenham days and will be hoping to extend that with Real this weekend. He is quoted by Marca as stating:
"When we confront the final we will only think about winning.
"It will be a very different game [compared to the Lisbon final in 2014], but we have more experience and can hopefully get the same result.
"I have fond memories of the Stadio San Siro.
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"I don't know the history of Real [at the stadium] but it's not very important at this stage, what will happen will happen."
Spurs fans will no doubt have extremely fond memories of that night – when Bale the boy became a man.
It was the start of his excellent form at White Hart Lane which led to his move to Real Madrid.
Spurs fans will no doubt be hoping to see their old favourite perform wonders once again in Milan this weekend.