Yesterday with the Wales squad, Bale responded to claims about his state of mind at Real Madrid.
'Fury and confusion' was how Guillem Balague described the Welshman's feelings about the 'unjust' way he is being treated in the Spanish capital. But the captain gave his views directly.
"I think you play with a lot of emotion," he began. "Obviously anger comes into it, but I'm just trying to play football and enjoy it as much as I can and give my best, whether I am here or at Real Madrid.
"Whenever I go on to the pitch I try and give 100%, as much as I can, to help the team. I'll continue to do that. I haven't got anything to clear my mind about."