Gareth Bale: I should not have rushed Real Madrid return last season

Alejandro Moreno says Real Madrid have already put themselves in a difficult situation in the La Liga title race.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said he had to take “a lot of painkillers” to be able to play last season and admits he should not have been so hasty in trying to come back from injury.

Bale has been plagued by fitness problems during his four years in Spain and underwent an ankle operation last November which sidelined him for three months. Ten games into his return to action,