With that, the role of Bale in the Spanish capital seems to have been played out definitively. The attacker had already made negative headlines a few times after the corona break. For example, he used his mouth mask as a sleeping mask on the spare sofa. The former player of Tottenham Hotspur was before the last game in the Primera División, against Leganés, even if not in the selection. Spanish media claimed this was at their own request.
Earlier, Bale did not play in the championship match against Villarreal. He did step onto the field afterwards to celebrate the party, but that mainly led to uncomfortable images. So now follows another signal from Zidane: Real Madrid does not need the man of a hundred million euros in the return against Manchester City in the eighth finals of the Champions League. The Spanish top club has to brush away a 1-2 defeat in England.
Real Madrid also has to do without captain Sergio Ramos, who has been suspended. Besides Bale, James Rodríguez and Mariano Diaz have also been passed. Rodríguez would face a transfer to fellow town Atlético Madrid, while Diaz previously tested positive for the corona virus.
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