Gareth Bale Opens Up On Real Madrid Situation In Most Honest Interview Yet
The winger has linked up with Wales for their upcoming Nations League games and he told Sky Sports it is nice to feel appreciated, in comparison to unwanted in Spain.
"I think everyone knows how much I love coming away with Wales," he begun.
"It's nice to be back at a place where you are a little bit more appreciated and supported by your fans no matter what."
Bale only made 20 appearances for 'Los Blancos' last season, with just two games following football's restart.
He attempted to leave the club last summer but a deal to join Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League fell through at the last minute.
"I think the club needs to answer that question because I tried to leave last year," Bale continued.
"They blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for last year but it didn't materialise.
"There have been other instances where I have tried to go but the club won't allow it or they have done something.
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"It's for the club. What can I say? I want to play football. I'm still motivated to play football. I guess it's on the club. I can't do much. They are in control of everything.
"I have a contract and all I can do is carry on with what I am doing and hopefully something comes up. It's in the club's hands."
Bale joined Madrid in 2013 for a then world record fee of £86 million, after an impressive stint with Tottenham Hotspur.
When asked about a potential Premier League return, the 31-year-old replied: "It's one of those situations if those options arise it's something I would look at, for sure. We'll see what happens.
"We have plenty of time in this transfer window and I guess a couple of others as well. Time will tell.
"It's not really in my hands, the decision is in Real Madrid's hands. They make things very difficult to be honest.
"Whatever goes on at Madrid doesn't really affect me. Everyone knows how passionate I am to play for Wales and how much I love coming away with Wales.
"When I come here I'm very happy, comfortable and feel welcomed. It's nice to be back at a place where you are a little bit more appreciated and supported by your fans no matter what.
"I come here excited to play football and motivated to do well and get back to playing football where I belong."