Previously, he returned to contradiction, and Real Madrid reluctantly left an enormous monetary asset in the shadows.

Bale “doesn’t seem to care”

Gareth Bale “doesn’t seem to care” that he is not in favor at Real Madrid, says Jorge Valdano. Zinedine Zidane, who was considered “ruled out” the Welshman in the foreseeable future. That is not the first time that Bale slides down a roll under the iconic French coach. Previously, he returned to contradiction, and Real Madrid reluctantly left an enormous monetary asset in the shadows. However, the issues of form and fitness have complicated Bale’s life in recent seasons. As an expectant fan base marking him as an easy target. Questions were asked about the 30-year-old’s continued commitment to the cause, criticizing his love for golf was never far away.

Real are preparing their campaign without Gareth

Maybe he gets more time on the fairways than on the football field in the coming weeks. While Valdano believes that Real Madrid are preparing to play out their 2019-20 campaign without Bale, which is part of those plans. The former Blancos player, coach, and director has told reporters: “Zidane needs all of his players involved in these games”. But that seems to be without Bale, who he had already ruled out. “Bale doesn’t seem to care too much, and the coaches know when the player wants to play”. Bale moves away from the bench at Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Eibar. Which marked their return to competitive action. But he was not involved in subsequent successes against Valencia and Real Sociedad.

Karim Benzema has been the star of the show for Madrid in these contests, with the French striker breaking through a 20-goal mark for the season. Vinicius Junior is another one who saw regular playing time, and the Brazilian star received a nod in front of fellow countryman Rodrygo. That came as no surprise to Valdano, who said of the battle between the two teenage stars: “His contribution was ultimately decisive. Vinicius seems to give more to the team. Rodrygo does not have the same level of self-confidence as Vinicius.” Valdano, however, admitted that “everyone sees more talent in Rodrygo” and that a couple of hot prospects should have prominent roles in the long-term future at Real Madrid.