The returning Los Blancos boss has said the Welsh winger still has a future at the club despite what has been a difficult season for him.

Zinedine Zidane is all set to take charge of Real Madrid in his second term at Bernabeu against Celta Vigo on Saturday night. The Frenchman replaced his former teammate Santiago Solari as the head coach of Madrid earlier this week.

Since the announcement of Zidane as manager, questions have been raised on Gareth Bale‘s future with Real Madrid. The duo reportedly didn’t get along well in Zidane’s first tenure at Bernabeu.

Speaking ahead of Madrid’s match against Celta Vigo the Frenchman said, “I’m not going to talk about Bale’s season. What I’m going to talk about is what we have ahead: 11 games. You know what kind of player Gareth is, so I’m going to count on him as well as with the others.”


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“The good thing here is that they’re all good players, and what’s important is for them all to be ready. We are ready and Gareth is ready for tomorrow and whatever tomorrow’s game takes,” he added.

Since the departure of Frenchman 9 months ago, everything has gone downhill for the Bernabeu side. It’s not going to be a cakewalk for Zidane considering Madrid’s current situation but the Frenchman will surely try to bring Real Madrid back on tracks as soon as possible.