Bernabeu ace speaks about change under new manager.
The Wales international had a difficult time at the Bernabeu last season, often finding himself booed by his own fans and seeming to have problems with team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Bale now seems happier since Benitez took over, having been given a slightly more central role in the team.
“I feel like I am more involved this year now,” the 26-year-old is quoted in the Daily Star.
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“The first year you are running off adrenaline from having just signed – you are so happy to be at the club and that drives you on.
“But in the second year I felt a little bit left out wide and not getting so much of the ball but now I feel involved in the play and I think that is showing in the games – that I am able to assist goals and score goals.”