The Wales forward, who looks set to captain his country for the first-time next on June 4, said. “This is what every footballer dreams of, winning the Champions League, it doesn’t come any bigger than that in club football,” said Bale.
“It was an unbelievable feeling, it will be a memory forever. The most important thing for me is we worked hard as a team tonight and won the trophy and the 10th title for the club.”
The Welshman has now won both the Copa Del Ray and Champions League in just his first-season with the club, and notably scored the winning goal in both finals and Bale admits playing in these big games was the reason behind his move to the Spanish capital.
“The price-tag means nothing. If I came here for a penny, I came to the club to play in big competitions and win trophies like we have this season,” said Bale.
“The move has paid off now and we want to win more now. It was a close game, especially in normal time. We’ve played against Atletico four times this season and every game is very close and very difficult.
“When they do get a goal ahead it’s hard to break them down but luckily we managed to get a goal in injury time and that gave us the extra momentum.
“I think we’ve been showing that when we play our own football we win football games. It was just keep attacking, keep doing what we do best, and we all believed in that.
“I have learnt from past experiences to keep going, to forget about the chances I’ve missed and keep persevering and eventually one will come. Thankfully I got the decisive goal and it gave us a lot of momentum going into the final 10-minutes.”