Gareth Bale Caught On Video Playing Golf After Asking Not To Play For Real Madrid In The Champions League
Damning footage of Gareth Bale playing golf has emerged online after the Real Madrid star asked not to play against Manchester City in the Champions League.
Bale was sensationally left out of Zinedine Zidane's squad for tonight's Champions League fixture because he didn't want travel.
And as the Spanish side prepare for their last-16 second-leg clash, the Welshman has been videoed playing golf.
El Chiringuito have obtained a clip of Bale perfecting his putting in Madrid whilst his teammates are in Manchester for a huge game.
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:bomb::boom: Mientras Zidane da la charla en Mánchester, BALE juega al GOLF en Madrid. #JUGONES pic.twitter.com/5DMYtPWOGG
- El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) August 7, 2020
Bale's strained relationship with Zidane makes his Real Madrid future very uncertain.
The 31-year-old has only started 14 games in all competitions and has played just twice since the restart in June.
And a new report claims that Real Madrid regret blocking the winger's proposed £1 million-a-week move to China last summer.
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It's claimed Real Madrid have admitted they made a mistake in preventing his transfer to Jiangsu Suning from happening.
Speaking about Bale in his pre-match press conference, Zidane revealed: "It was a personal conversation I had with him. He preferred not to play.
"The rest remains between me and him but he said he didn't want to play."
When asked about the player's future, the Frenchman replied: "I don't know. Now he is a current player at Real Madrid. That has not changed. He is our player.
"I respect that and I respect him, like everyone else.
"He preferred not to play. That is the only thing I can tell you. The rest of us are all here, preparing for the game. The only thing we are concentrating on is the game."
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