Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale stated that he plans to return to Real Madrid when his loan period runs out at the end of the season.
The Welshman had fallen out of favor at the Bernabéu with Zinedine Zidane and returned to North London on a one-season loan deal last year.
Bale will only have one year left on his contract with Real Madrid as of the summer, and he had considered the possibility of extending his loan for one more season.
However, despite a recent rebound, the 31-year-old has struggled to stay fit with José Mourinho, and his future is sure to be up for debate as the summer transfer window approaches.
“There is no distraction for me,” Bale told a press conference ahead of Wales’ first qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup in Belgium.
“I think the main reason I came to Spurs this year was to play soccer in the first place.
“Going into the European Championship, I wanted to be in shape. The original plan was to spend a season at Spurs and after the Euro there is still one year left at Real Madrid.
“My plan is to go back, that’s what I have planned.”
Bale has scored 10 times in 25 appearances for Spurs this season, but half of those goals have come in cup competitions, although he has found the net four times in his last four league appearances.
In addition to Thursday’s meeting with Belgium, which will bring back memories of Wales’ famous win at Euro 2016, Bale could be involved in matches against Mexico and the Czech Republic for the next fifteen days as preparation for the Euro 2016 intensifies. this summer.
“In recent years, this is probably the best physical condition I have ever been in,” he added.
“I feel fresh and ready to go. I always think that when things are not going too well in a club, it is good to get away, especially mentally, to get away from the club environment.
“It can definitely be a benefit. We focus on these matches in Wales, which are very important to us.
“We forget the life of the club and concentrate on this.”