Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has declared himself fit for Saturday’s Champions League final.
Bale has not featured for Los Blancos since April 23 when he tore a calf muscle, missing the last eight games to cast doubt over his availability for Saturday’s decider against Juventus in his home city of Cardiff.
He has come through training without any issues and coach Zinedine Zidane must decide whether to pick Bale or Isco.
While he would love to feature against Juventus, Bale admits he may have to settle for a place on the bench.
“I’m feeling fine, there’s no problems for me,” Bale told reporters at an open training session.
For me, Isco has been fantastic over the last few weeks so whatever the manager decides, that obviously will happen and, whomever he chooses, I’m sure the other will be supportive of the whole team as we always are.
“I haven’t spoken with the manager, but whatever decision he makes, that’s final.
“I completely understand. It has been a very difficult season for me this year. The operation has caused all these problems, I’ve been quite unlucky and I haven’t played for six or seven weeks, so I would understand if I’m on the bench completely.
“If I have to come on and make an impact that way, then that’s what I will have to do. Whatever is best for the team is ultimately most important.”