05 June, 2017
Back on the Cardiff turf where he won the first major silverware of his astonishing career, Cristiano Ronaldo cemented his legacy as one of the game's all-time greats with a decisive brace in Real Madrid's 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final.
Bale has struggled for regular starts under Zinedine Zidane this season due to a string of injury problems, prompting reports that he could leave Santiago Bernabeu. "We are very confident and the plan is to win more".
Bale, however, insists he is fully committed to Madrid and is revelling in a third winners' medal in Europe's top competition since he joined from Tottenham in 2013.
The 27-year-old said: 'Yes. "I have a year left in my contract and I think that I'll be here the next year".
On Sunday Bale tweeted the message: "I am just getting started" from his personal social media account. "I prepared myself well for the final part of the season and I scored some important goals".
'I think I was correct to pick the team that started the game and he played a little while so I'm really happy for him.
'But first I want to enjoy it'.
It is the first time Madrid have won both La Liga and the Champions League in the same season for 59 years.
And like Real's performance on the pitch at the Principality Stadium as they tore the Italian champions apart with goals from Casemiro and Marco Asensio adding to Ronaldo's double, there was no sign of the Madrid fans' tiring of success.
"I'm not going to say that I'll be here for the rest of my life, that's doesn't exist", Zidane said. 'It was an incredible feeling to lift that trophy here.
"He is the only one to win two consecutive Champions Leagues", added Perez.
"We have won three Champions Leagues in four seasons so we have to be in that category", he said. "But it's just one of those things, it's a game of two halves, it's always cagey in the final and at the end of the day we're happy with the win".
"It's been hard with my ankle this year".
After a stint guiding Madrid B, Zidane replaced coach Rafa Benitez when the squad was in crisis in early 2016, and quickly got it back on track.
Only 18 months into his first head coaching job, the France great is lifting his fifth trophy with Real Madrid.
Bale has been coveted by United for a long time and the Premier League club want to be at the front of the queue if Real made a decision to cash in on one of their star names.