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Bale ‘enjoying football again’ after leading LAFC to another victory

Sat 30 July 2022 | 13:02

After ten years at Real Madrid where he won both Champions League and La Liga titles, the Welshman joined the MLS leaders on a contract that will keep him for a year.

With

Los Angeles FC

easing Bale in with three straight substitutes, the former Tottenham star is finally enjoying football again at Los Angeles.

Scoring against Sporting Kansas City last week, Bale contributed to his new side's 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders yesterday. He told

FOX Sports

: "I think any player will tell you if they have a smile on their face, they enjoy football more, you play better, a bit more enthusiastically, and life seems a little bit better.

"I want to get back to enjoying my football, and I feel like I am on the road to do that, and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead."

 

Gareth Bale

 earlier hinted that he is happier at Los Angeles FC than he was at

Real Madrid

, and with LAFC winning all three games in which Bale has featured, the Welshman feels less familiar with the warm welcome he has received in the United States.

"It's hard to pinpoint [why he is enjoying his football], but a happy environment, the fans are so welcoming," he explained. "Even in the away stadiums, they are not so bad, I guess.

"It's just a family, friendly environment, and it's what football should be, the place where you bring your kids. It's not hostile, and it just seems like a great environment in MLS."

LAFC leads the Supporters' Shield race by six points following this latest victory, and their coach, Steve Cherundolo, knows he has to expect much more from the

Wales

international as he described bale as "in week three of pre-season" and "probably around a 45-minute range".

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