On the eve of Real Madrid’s La Liga clash with Huesca, Zinedine Zidane has pointed out Gareth Bale will have a prominent role in the team until the end of the season
Author of an underwhelming campaign has been struggling for form under both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, who considered him a second option after Vinicius Junior.
Often sidelined by injuries, the 29-year-old has registered just 17 La Liga starts, scoring eight goals and adding two assists – a modest record for a player of his caliber.
However, with Zidane’s return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu things could drastically change for the Welshman, according to the French manager at least.
Zizout has also emphasized Bale’s contribution in Los Blancos’ three successive Champions League titles in the past three seasons.
“Gareth is an important member of the squad,” he stated.
“We know what he has done here, even in Champions League finals.
“Nobody can take away what he has done. We know he can bring a lot to the team, and we will count on him.
“We are going to play these 10 games [the last 10 of the season], and then we will see. That does not mean that, afterward, there will be changes.”
The former Tottenham Hotspur man has been approached by the Premier League giants Manchester United, and given Zidane has refused to dismiss the possibility of Bale’s departure, everything can happen in the summer.