Real Madrid star Gareth Bale insists he is over his injury troubles and is looking forward to a “battle” against European champions Barcelona on Saturday.
“I have been out due to injury for six weeks, so I haven’t had the chance to play much this season,” he said. “But I feel strong, in shape for this game and ready for the battle.” Bale said.
An estimated television audience of 500 million is expected to tune in for what is widely regarded as the biggest game anywhere in the world.
And Bale admitted the pressure of El Clasico is different to any other game in Spain.
“We are the two biggest teams in Spain. The rivalry is immense, it has been like that for many years and we will always compete for the league, the Champions League and many trophies.