Zinedine Zidane Reacts To News Gareth Bale Was Playing Golf While Real Madrid Lost To Spurs
Zinedine Zidane trusts that Gareth Bale trained as normal on Tuesday despite being pictured playing golf while Real Madrid were losing to Tottenham.
Bale did not travel with the squad for the trip to play in Munich as part of the Audi Cup tournament as he was deemed to be ill by Real Madrid.
The Welshman was expected to train back in the Spanish capital but El Confidencial posted a picture of the wantaway star at the Ciudad Grupo Santander golf course as Real were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham in Munich.
Asked about Bale practicing his swing, Zidane elected to not criticise the No.11 but said he hoped he had been doing the required level of training.
Speaking to the media after the 5-3 win over Fenerbahce last night, Zidane said: "You are telling me something that has surely happened. I'm here with my players, and I'm not going to comment on that.
"I hope he trained there. We are here, thinking about the team."
Gareth Bale was pictured looking at Zidane on the sidelines and laughing at him. Real Madrid are getting humiliated by Atletico Madrid. pic.twitter.com/KyAobXMmkT
- Regina Leverriere (@leverriere) July 27, 2019
As per the BBC, Zidane was quizzed on Bale's attitude and added: "Well, we'll see when we get back. I will not prevent someone from doing something. He has to look after his responsibilities.
"We will see what he has done in Madrid. I will not get into his personal life. But I think he has done training."
Bale, deemed surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu, looked nailed on to move to the Chinese Super League with Jiangsu Suning in a lucrative deal.
But Jiangsu were not willing to pay Real Madrid a fee for alongside hefty wages of more than £1 million-a-week for the Southampton youth product and the 13-time European champions subsequently called the deal off.
With the window now shut in China, it's looking increasingly likely that Bale will be staying at Real. Question is, will he make his way into Zidane's plans or will he just spend his time playing Golf?