Zinedine Zidane plays down Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale Real Madrid speculation

Zinedine Zidane plays down Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale Real Madrid speculation

However, Zidane confirmed Bale was able to play on Sunday, adding that he is unsure if the Wales global will feature against Real Betis in Madrid's final LaLiga game.

Barcelona's exit from the Champions League does not put a more positive spin on Real Madrid's disappointing campaign, according to Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid's stuttering season continued as they were reduced to 10 men and then slumped to an 11th La Liga defeat of the campaign by going down 3-1 at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

"My job is to coach Real Madrid, and he has his own job". Bale sat out the game against Villarreal and did so again away to Real Sociedad which Real Madrid lost.

Bale and Zidane fell out last season before the Frenchman resigned after Real Madrid won the Champions League, offering Bale a fresh start under new coach Julen Lopetegui.

Zidane had refused to be drawn on comments from Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett that a transfer would be possible if a large offer were made at the end of the season.

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Bale has drawn interests from Manchester United, Liverpool and other clubs in recent week. But that's up to Mr. Zidane.

The fact of the matter is that ever since Zidane's returned, he's constantly been asked about the future of players who were relegated to the bench under Santiago Solair.

"Private conversations between myself and the players stay private".

"He has played well, he is a good player", Zidane said of the 19-year-old.

"We have had an irregular and complicated year to do injuries, but I wish every year we had the chance to fight for seventh place with only two matches left to go".

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