Gareth Bale has declared himself fit enough to start for Real Madrid in this weekend's El Clasico against Barcelona .
World record signing Bale came off the bench in Real's 2-1 win over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League after recovering from a thigh strain.
It was Bale's second substitute appearance in the last week after making a late cameo against Malaga last weekend as he works his way back to fitness.
The Welshman is relishing his first experience of the Clasico showdown and insists he is fit to start if needed by Real coach Carlo Ancelotti.
"Yeah I am sure it will be an amazing experience, the most important thing is we try to win the game and get the three points and I am looking forward to it just like everyone else is," Bale told Sky Sports 2.
Asked if we was fit enough to start against Barcelona, Bale added. "I am not too sure, I have had a few minutes this week and I have had a good week's training as well so I think I am fit enough and it is up to the manager now...