Real Madrid’s manager, Zinedine Zidane has given a diplomatic answer to questions concerning the Gareth Bale situation ahead of their game with Real Sociedad.
Following the controversial banner which Gareth Bale was pictured with alongside his Welsh team mates after their Euro 2020 qualification, Zidane has said that they’re delighted to have him back with the squad.
the most important thing for me, and for him, is to concentrate on football. Everyone has an opinion. At the end, it’s something that’s too much. We know the situation. We have him back and we are delighted to have him back.
Bale was pictured holding banner which read “Wales, Golf, Madrid in that order” which raised a lot of backlashes from Real Madrid fans and media outlets at large.
Speaking during the pre-match press conference (with quotes from AS) ahead of Real’s home game against high flying Real Sociedad on Saturday night, Zidane backed the 30-year old attacker and appealed to fans to show him support because he’s an important part of the team.
There has been a lot of noise on the Bale stuff but I look at him from a footballing point of view.
What I can say is that he is here with us, he went away after the injury and he’s back now and he’s available.The people have to be with Bale because he’s with us.
He wants to play. He doesn’t like that we talk about him. It’s all too much. He wants to play. He wants to play with us. We have lots of games to play, important games.
Bale can be decisive, He is a very, very important player. Everyone is different, and now he is here and I’ll be counting on him.
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