Zidane Zinedine isn’t mixing business with pleasure, as the Frenchman revealed Welshman Gareth Bale is no fit for his Real Madrid squad.
Following Zidane’s return to the Los Blancos dug out, Gareth Bale was always expected to suffer a back lash from the past. However, it’s not the past Zizou is worried or concerned about, but the present.
The 29-year-old has struggled to hold down a place in Zidane’s squad, and is very likely to be sold by the club, having been deemed surplus to requirement by the Los Blancos manager who left nothing out, as he indirectly revealed he has lost faith in Gareth Bale.
“I don’t know if it’s the last game or not. I don’t know what’s going to happen.” He said.
“I’m sorry he didn’t get to play, but no-one knows what will happen. If I think a player doesn’t fit in the team I have to do what I think works best.
“No one can change what Bale has done for the team, but as a coach I have to live in the present. I have counted on other players more in recent weeks.
“I make these decisions when it is right to do so, and I must act in the best interests of the team at all times.”
Despite the clear fact Gareth Bale is no longer an asset to the Los Blancos – at least not under Zinedine Zidane. Securing a move for the Welshman poses a major challenge, as this would most likely require the player taking a pay cut to ease his exit in the summer.
Gareth Bale on the other hand, is reluctant on leaving the Santiago Bernabau, as several reports claim the Welshman lashed out saying: “I’ve got three years contract left. If they want me to go they’ll have to pay me €17m a year. Otherwise I’ll stay. Doesn’t matter if I don’t play, I’ll just play golf.”