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‘Nothing Has Changed’ - Zidane Says Despite Bale’s Strong Showing Against Arsenal
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‘Nothing Has Changed’ - Zidane Says Despite Bale’s Strong Showing Against Arsenal

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Zinedine Zidane was impressed with Gareth Bale's performance against Arsenal but insists nothing has changed with the want away Real Madrid star.

Bale starred in the second half of the pre-season match against the Gunners, scoring the goal that brought his team back into the game after they trailed 2-0 at half-time.

Madrid eventually won the game on penalties after Marcos Asensio equalized for the Galacticos before his terrible knee injury.

Zidane had confirmed in a presser after the previous match against Bayern Munich that the club were looking to offload the winger who sat out that game.

And after the match against Arsenal, the French tactician maintained nothing is different even after the Welshman's inspiring performance.

"He has played a good game and I am happy for him. As I am for everyone," he told reporters when asked about Bale's performance on Tuesday.

"He is with us and we will continue working. We played well 10 against 11 and were better with 10 against 10. I don't know what will happen. He wanted to play and the other day he didn't.

"I haven't talked to him. He has trained normally and that's why he played. Nothing has changed, you know what the situation is like."

Madrid have still got more pre-season games to play, starting with their final ICC game against rival Aletico Madrid in New Jersey on Friday.

Before heading to Germany where they'd play Tottenham in the Audi Cup on July 30 before another friendly match with RB Salzburg on August 7.