Bale: We’ve shown we’re the best team in the world

The Welshman was on target in his third final of 2014 as Real Madrid claimed the Club World Cup in Morocco

Bale: We've shown we're the best team in the world

Gareth Bale hailed Real Madrid as the best team on the planet after the Welshman’s goal helped them seal Club World Cup glory against San Lorenzo in Marrakech.

Bale struck in the second half to double Real’s lead after Sergio Ramos had opened the scoring against the reigning South American champions.

It crowned an incredible year for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who helped themselves to four titles in all – the Copa del Rey, the Champions League, the European Super Cup and now the Club World Cup.

“For us it’s a massive tournament to win and to show we’re the best team in the world is amazing,” Bale told Goal.

“It’s been a great year all round. Winning the Champions League, winning the Super Cup, winning the Copa del Rey and now this, it’s been a great year and hopefully there’s more to come.”

Real are on course to reign supreme in La Liga this season, currently holding a one-point advantage over Barcelona having played one game fewer.

They are also favourites to win the Champions League when the competition resumes in February, with Schalke lying in wait in the last 16.

“We need to keep concentrating on each and every game and hopefully we’ll achieve what we know we can,” Bale added.

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