Gareth Bale does not count for Zinedine Zidane. That is a demonstrable fact by the absence of the Welshman in the last seven Real Madrid matches and the two extreme interventions since the season restart (29 and 71 minutes in the victories against Eibar and Mallorca, respectively). However, that does not seem to encourage the departure of the once most expensive player in the world throughout the current transfer market. As reported by the Mirror, Bale would have communicated to Ryan Giggs, select Welsh, that he will stay in Madrid next season, even if it means a lack of filming that damages his fitness in the face of the Euro Cup of the coming summer. As the AS newspaperBale will not forgive a single euro of the 14.5 million that he has signed annually until June 2022.
The relationship between the French coach and the player has been cooling for a long time, but it seems to have entered a state of freezing after the health break caused by the COVID-19. The lack of opportunities of the Marseillais to Cardiff have not diminished, however, the humor of the latter, who has given several images in which he was seen joking relaxed from the bench. In the victory against Alavés on July 10 (2-0), likewise, the cameras captured the attacker with the mask on his face in a complicit joke with his teammates. While days later, in the victory against Granada (2-1) he could be seen using toilet paper simulating a spyglass.
In this way, the information published by the British media goes hand in hand with that provided by ACE and, from England they affirm that, in addition to having informed Giggs of their decision, Bale has commented this to both teammates and the rest of the staff. It would not be the first time that the lack of filming harms him with his country, where, unlike in the Spanish capital, he has no detractors and is treated as a national hero. Before the famous celebration in which our protagonist posed with the “Golf. Wales. Madrid, in that order“on which so much ink was poured in the recent past, Wales suffered to qualify for the Eurocup and Giggs himself acknowledged that his star lacked finesse that gives you the competitive rhythm.
Convulsive summer, again
More than a year left. on June 11, 2021, to start Euro 2020, one year late for known reasons, and the Welsh team that Bale led in 2016 to the semifinals is part of Group A, along with Turkey, Italy and Switzerland. The player's decision seems sharp, in the same way as Zidane's. However, last summer he also had one foot out – “If Bale leaves tomorrow, better” – and ended up starting in the first games of the season. Of course, after the green shoots of the 2019-20 dawn, including a double to Villarreal that saved the whites from defeat, the winger entered a fallow whose terrain has been losing fertility as the season progressed.