Bale thinks he deserved the 'Goal of the Season' award
Real Madrid and Wales forward, Gareth Bale, has revealed that he was quite surprised when his goal against Liverpool, in the 2017-18 Champions League final, was not considered by UEFA as the season's best. He also jokingly claimed that the officials, who did not find his goal the best, need to be sacked. The award went to Ronaldo for his overhead strike against Juventus.
Bale was decisive in the Champions League final
The Champions League 2017-18 final was held in Kiev, where Real Madrid won their 13th overall and third consecutive Champions League victory. A mistake by Liverpool custodian Karius saw Real Madrid lead by a Benzema strike. However, Mane equalized in the 55th minute. Bale came on as a substitute and scored two absolute stunners to seal the deal for Los Blancos.
Bale refused to compare his goal with Ronaldo's
Cristiano Ronaldo's spectacular strike against Juventus during the UCL quarter-finals was adjudged the Goal of the Season by UEFA. This was followed by Dimitri Payet's Europa League quarter-finals goal for Marseille. When asked to state which goal, between Ronaldo's and his, was better, Bale refused, saying he cannot be the judge.
Gareth Bale looks charged up for the Champions League
Anger fuelled my goal: Gareth Bale
Bale also said that it was his anger that fuelled and inspired him to score the miraculous overhead goal. He revealed that he was very angry on being let out from the Champions League final's starting line-up by former manager Zinedine Zidane. The Welshman also commented that Real are playing more as a team after the departure of Ronaldo.