Gareth Bale: Madrid must not get carried away
The Welshman was pleased with yet another win, but has made it clear that they can not start taking things for granted
Gareth Bale has stressed that Real Madrid cannot afford to get carried away after they extended their winning streak to 15 games by beating Basel 1-0 on Wednesday, equalling a club record in the process.
A single Cristiano Ronaldo strike was enough for Madrid to bag the full three points in Switzerland, but Bale has insisted that they must keep their intensity up if they are to keep the run going.
"It's a great record to equal and one we're happy to have. I think we're looking good at the moment. But the most important thing is to not get carried away, take each game as it comes, and try and perform the best we can," Bale told reporters.
"The most important thing was the three points. We knew it was a difficult place to come and win. But we were professional about it and racked up another win. We want to finish top of everything.
"We came into the game with our usual mentality. We went out to win. Basel are still battling to qualify, still fighting. You have seen teams come here and struggle. They made life difficult for us, but thankfully we got the win."
Bale then went on to praise Cristiano Ronaldo following the Portugal international's 26th goal in 19 appearances.
"It's fantastic to play with him. Now hopefully we can just keep going."
Madrid resume domestic action away against Malaga on Saturday.
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