Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Gareth Bale is back training with the club
Gareth Bale has only made five La Liga appearances this season after struggling with a calf problem in late September, before injuring his thigh during training in early November.
Zinedine Zidane, however, in addition to revealing that Bale had returned to training, paid tribute to the Welshman’s qualities, branding him “an important player” for the Spanish and European champions.
“The important thing is that he is with us, that he trains. That will stop all the negative things happening around him,” Zidane told reporters. “I do not know when he will play. We will see, but he feels good and today he trained without any pain.”
Bale has scored 70 goals in 159 appearances for Real, winning three Champions League titles and last season’s La Liga.
“We know what he can bring to us. He is strong, powerful, very good technically and he works hard. When he has played he has always done well. A lot is spoken about his injuries, but he is an important player for us. He knows that, I know that and everyone does.”