Before the match against Osasuna, Zinedine Zidane met with journalists. French coach answered questions about Gareth Bale, visiting Pamplona, eliminated from Copa Del Rey.
Gareth Bale is not a problem
Spanish journalists asked Zidane about Gareth Bale. Keep in mind that Zidane has not included Welsh player into the squad for the last few matches. French coach said that it’s not a problem because Real Madrid has a massive and deep team. Real Madrid’s coach noted that before particular matches, he has to choose valuable players, and that’s why sometimes James, Bale, Hazard, or other players left out of the squad.
Zidane said that there is no solution for Bale because there is no issue at all. Los Blancos coach pointed out Media’s work and said that journalists make up stories. Coach admitted one main thing – he and Bale talk a lot during the training, and they have a good relationship.
Elimination from Copa Del Rey
What happened with Real Madrid on Thursday evening? It’s still not clear. Zinedine Zidane said that team members have already analyzed mistakes. Keep in mind that Zidane has changed three leading players from the defensive line. Experts believe that it was a huge mistake from the French coach to rotate defenders. The coach said that the problem was not in the starting line-up. The problem was indeed from motivation and mental preparation for Real Sociedad. Zidane said that nothing has changed since Thursday, the team has the same goals and targets for this season.
Everything was Marcelo’s fault
Zidane said that he is very disappointed by the chants from fans of Real Madrid. As you may know, fans believe that every goal was Marcelo’s fault. Zidane said that Marcelo gives 100% when he is on the pitch, and it hurts to see fans saying bad things about Brazilian defender.