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Zidane: “We hope Bale doesn’t miss more games”

Real’s coach speaks ahead of Sunday’s match against Valladolid.

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane talked in Valdebebas for the pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Valladolid. The Frenchman discussed Bale’s injury and explained that the Welshman will miss the game with the ankle injury he picked up lat Wednesday.

“It’s a pity he isn’t available. He’s the first one unhappy with his situation, he wants to play and I hope he can be ready by Monday. I’m worried when a player is injured and I rather have them all available even if it makes my job tougher. It’s just a small ankle sprain, I hope he doesn’t miss more games and that he gets to work consistently. I will always support my players because they give their best. They can’t do anything about their injuries,” said Zidane.

The coach also explained why the club sent Odriozola to Bayern on a loan deal.

“I talked to him and we decided to take advantage of this opportunity for him to play. I wish him well. He’s a lovely player, we count on him and he will have his chance. Now I just wish him well,” explained the Frenchman, who was also asked about Brahim and Mariano not leaving the club on loan deals.

“They know their situation and they are the ones who decide what to do. They are here and I will trust them when I can, I won’t add anything else,” said Zidane.

Real Madrid have been completing solid performances lately and they want to keep it going.

“We’re in good form right now, nothing else. This is a tough moment because we have a game every three days. It’s going to be a difficult game. Valladolid have only lost one home game so far this season,” concluded Zidane.

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