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Bale Bullish, But Real's Defence Seems Broken

Gareth Bale was in bullish mood after scoring for Real Madrid again last night.

The Welshman’s dramatic improvement continued with a goal in Los Blancos’ hard fought draw with Juventus in Turin.

He is rapidly becoming a major attacking threat for the Spanish giants, and even though they did not manage to get the win they craved as a team, Bale was satisfied with his own eye-catching performance.

"It's always nice to get a goal," he told Sky Sports.

"It's obviously a difficult place to come, in Juventus it's such a hostile atmosphere. I think a point isn't a bad result.

"Obviously we came here to win, but we'll take it and move on to the next game and try to qualify as quickly as possible.

"I've come back and played three games in a week. I'm still building my fitness up.”

As far as Real are concerned, there are some important adjustments and improvements that need to take place if they are to be genuine trophy contenders this season.

With French striker Karim Benzema regaining his form and Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo comprising a devastating attacking partnership, Los Blancos are hard to keep at bay.

But they appear to have an increasingly leaky defence, shipping three penalties in as many games, and keeping just two clean sheets in La Liga so far this campaign.

The feeling in the Real camp is that they are on to a good thing in an attacking sense, but that hard work has to take place to give them a better defensive foundation.

"We are the first to know that we can give a lot more," goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas told reporters, after starring on his temporary return to the starting line-up.

"We have shipped goals in the last few games but we are working really hard on defence.

"With our quality we are going to create chances and if we manage to keep a clean sheet we are practically assured of three points."

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