Modric unsure whether Bale or Isco will start Champions League final

Pjanic claims that Madrid have their'weaknesses ahead of the Champions League final

Pjanic claims that Madrid have their'weaknesses ahead of the Champions League final

With the Champions League final approaching fast, Real Madrid's preparation for the crunch encounter with Juventus on Saturday June 3 will need to be controlled and composed, if they're to enter Cardiff's Millennium Stadium with the correct mindset.

Wales worldwide Bale will be returning to his homeland for the final and the 27-year-old provided an insight into how he has got himself fit for the match as Madrid seek to become the first side to successfully defend the Champions League title.

Injury means Bale has only been able to make 26 appearances this term, but he is fully fit for the final, where Real Madrid are vying to become the first side to win the Champions League back-to-back.

Tactically, Isco produced a master class in Madrid's semi-final win over Atletico Madrid, but he will find the going a lot tougher against a Juventus team that successfully nullified a Barcelona unit full of similar midfielders.

He said: "We must go in to the match with humility but showing attitude and character, showing that we are better".

"Whoever is starting, we will help each other because the most important thing is the team and win the final because it's going to be an awesome occasion".

Bale led Madrid to the Champions League past year by ending the season in the form of his life. "Winning the Champions League would be an extraordinary thing". "There is no "I", there is just 'We.' That is what I learnt when I arrived at Juventus". Like I said, he is very honest and he will say how he feels.

The game hasn't even started and we're already set to witness history in Cardiff, unfortunately for all the depressing reasons. "And we have shown all season that no matter who plays he plays well".

"There's only one Champions League final each year, like the Super Bowl, and we are in it".

However, reports have suggested that Zinedine Zidane is likely to persist with Isco in place of Bale on Saturday. "The coach will tell us what is best against this team on Saturday".

UEFA Europa League winners Manchester United will reportedly pick up their pursuit of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale if the following happens. "We are happy to have Gareth back with us because he is important".

He called on Juve to take the next step by lifting European club football's biggest prize for the first time since 1996 to complete the Treble. A very attack-minded full-back, he can play anywhere on the left flank and his performances for Juventus have drawn interest from other top European sides.

They defeated Atlético 4-2 on aggregate in their last Champions League tie, but lost in the second leg 2-1. Allegri's job there became even more hard as Milan sold or released their best players, with the title-winning team being dismantled in favor of bargain buys and inexperienced youngsters.

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