Gareth Bale needed just 38 minutes to score his first goal for Real Madrid. Making his debut for his new club just two weeks after arriving in the Spanish capital by way of a record-setting transfer, the 24-year-old Welsh winger slotted home a cross from Dani Carvajal in the first half against Villarreal on Saturday.
'I think he is happy to score his first goal for Real Madrid." "He played in a difficult match and he played well, showing his good attitude," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelloti told reporters after his team was held to a 2-2 draw, via Sky Sports.
Bale shared his own thoughts on his performance and the result via Twitter.
Proud to score on my debut and pleased to get 60 minutes tonight, just disappointed not to get the result. Looking forward to Tuesday now.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 14, 2013
How many more goals until Bale makes good on the hefty price Madrid paid to lure him from Tottenham?