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Speaking to the media ahead of his team's game against APOEL in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, the former France global said his squad needed another striker and admitted that they tried to sign one in the latest transfer window. The German side won 5-1 on aggregate.
When he's good, there's no doubt that Bale is very good indeed, and he has been single-handedly responsible for winning many matches and scoring many memorable goals during his time in Spain - none more so than the remarkable solo effort to net a late Copa del Rey final victor against Barcelona in 2014. Neymar's first European campaign with PSG will take him to five-time champion Bayern, whose coach Carlo Ancelotti used to manage the French club.
"It's true that Gareth Bale can play there, but he's more of a winger".
"We are the champions so everyone faces us with extra motivation", warned former Real striker Emilio Butragueno, now the club's director of institutional relations.
That is not good news for Waterman, who'll essentially try to keep chances and goals at a minimum, knowing that he will be conceding goals for sure.
Ronaldo has scored 106 goals in 144 games in this competition, more than anyone else, and he will be expected to feast on Cyprus champions Apoel's defence.
In team news, centre-back Raphael Varane is available again following an adductor muscle issue, while emerging star Marco Asensio is a doubt with his own new injury problem.
"He's fine and we're happy to get him back on the pitch".
- Tottenham and Dortmund's only previous encounter was in the round of 16 of the 2015-16 Europa League.
Zidane was critical of his side after their display at the weekend, but said he and his players were relaxed despite drawing back-to-back league games for the first time in a year.
"In theory it should be Real Madrid first and the others trying for second, but football is not about theory". Real Madrid will release all their anger and frustration from their last few disappointing results on APOEL. If not, they could be facing an uphill battle to get to the knockout rounds.