Following a heated saga between Gareth Bale and Zidane. The Welshman is back playing for the team, but admits he’s not “playing happily” at the Bernabau yet.
The 30-year-old was pushed towards the exit door by Zizou, who felt his services were no longer needed on his second return to Real Madrid.
However, his proposed move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning broke down in the summer, and that only seemed to aggravate an already intense situation.
Gareth Bale has since then, started all three La Liga matches this term. And has been pivotal to ensuring the Los Blancos aren’t rotting at the bottom of the league table so early in the season.
The Welshman is under contract for another three years at the Santiago Bernabau. And believes he was unfairly targeted, saying he’s still not ‘playing happily’ yet. But admitted, he will always give his best, whenever given the opportunity.
“I understand I was made more of a scapegoat than most – I take it with a pinch of salt even though maybe it’s not all fully fair,” he told Sky Sports.
“Towards the end of last season was difficult, there is no denying that, not just for me but for the team.
“I wouldn’t say I’m playing happy. But I’m playing. When I’m playing I am professional and I am always giving all I can, whether that be for club or country.
“I’m sure there’ll be plenty more turbulence, to be honest. I suppose it is something you will have to speak to Real Madrid about and it’s between me and them, and we will have to come to some sort of conclusion.”
Despite enjoying a phenomenal start to the new Madrid season, Gareth Bale knows it’s never all good news. However, speaking ahead Wale’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers game with Azerbaijan on Friday. The Welshman has dismissed the notion it has been the most difficult period of his career.
“Coming back to pre-season, I just kept my head down and I know there was a lot of talk, with people saying the good, bad, or whatever they wanted.” Gareth Bale said.
“It wasn’t the worst time of my career. It has been not ideal, but I know how to deal with it and it’s about keeping your head down.
“You get rewarded with the work you put in and I’ve started the season well and did a good pre-season, even if that hasn’t been the case with the number of games.
“Things in football can turn quickly and it is just a matter of time.”