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Zidane: “I can’t tell you what’s happening with Bale, it’s a personal matter”

The French coach talked to the press ahead of Wednesday’s game.

Zinedine Zidane Press Conference Photo by Oscar J. Barroso / Europa Press Sports / Europa Press via Getty Images

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane talked to the press ahead of Wednesday’s home match against Leganes and answered many questions about Gareth Bale’s situation.

The Welshman has been injured ever since the last FIFA break and is now in London meeting with his agent. On the other hand, Real Madrid have not published any medical report about him as Bale reportedly didn’t give his consent to release his medical information.

“It’s good that you ask me about him. Many things have been said but we have a good relationship, he gives his best and trains with us, but he can’t do anything when he is’t available. You know the kind of player he is when he is 100% ready to play. Bale was given permission to travel to London, he went there because he isn’t available and he never talks about leaving the club. He talked to the club about going to London because it was a personal matter. I can’t tell you what’s happening, he has the right to handle his things and that’s it,” explained Zidane.

The Frenchman was asked about whether he thinks about leaving the club when there are bad results.

“Bad results, bad experiences...that’s just life when you are a coach. Quite the opposite, you can’t give up when you’re in a tough time. I know where I am, I know we have to win. We work a lot but results have always been important because this is Madrid and that’s the way it will be for every coach in Real Madrid,” said the coach.

Rumors suggest that the club could try to sell Bale this winter.

“Bale is a Real Madrid player and we’ll discuss that, but I count on him. When he’s available we’re happy. It’s very simple, he asked to club to leave to handle a personal matter. It’s not my business,” added Zidane.

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