Bale still presents value for Zidane: 'I will count on him just like the rest'
- Despite Gareth having one of the worst times at the Bernabeu, Zidane won't be writing the Welshman just yet.
- Zinedine said that Bale is ready for the match against Celta de Vigo and will be counting on the winger.
If you thought Zinedine Zidane was going to give up on Gareth Bale after one of worst seasons for the Welshman at Real Madrid - you were wrong. During the newly appointed manager's first press conference only support was offered for the troubled player:
"Bale? I won't be commenting on his season like the others. We all know the level of player he is. I'll count on him just like the rest. He's ready for tomorrow."
This belief in Bale goes in hand with his agent's recent statements:
"He wants to play all his career for Real Madrid and if it does not work out, we will talk again. He will talk with Mr Zidane, take it from there and then see at the end of the season," said Jonathan Barnett.
“We speak a lot. The closest person to him is my son Joshua who is really his agent and he looks after him, he has done a good job. Gareth wanted to play one way and Zidane wanted to play another. That was the cause of it and over a period of time, it got worse.
"If you let Gareth play the way he wants to play, having a run of games in a row not in and out, he can be right up there with Cristiano Ronaldo. He still has a great talent. Gareth is very strong. He is a very strong-willed person and does not care what the press say. The jeering is not something that bothers him, he does not understand what he has to do."
Do you agree with Zidane?