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Zidane keeps cool as Bale pictured playing golf

1 year ago admin

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he has no issue with Gareth Bale playing golf as long as the player had been training.

Spanish media outlet El Confidencial published pictures of Bale on Wednesday that appeared to show him playing golf at the Ciudad Grupo Santander course in Madrid. El Confidencial said the pictures were taken at 8pm on Tuesday evening, just as Real’s game with Tottenham in the Audi Cup was finishing.

Asked about the pictures after Real’s 5-3 third-place win over Turkish side Fenerbahce in the Audi Cup on Wednesday, Zidane said:

‘I don’t know. ‘You are telling me something that has surely happened. I’m here with my players, and I’m not going to comment on that. I hope he trained there. We are here, thinking about the team.’

When asked if Bale’s attitude had bothered him, Zidane replied:

‘Well, we’ll see when we get back. I will not prevent someone from doing something. He has to look after his responsibilities. ‘We will see what he has done in Madrid. I will not get into his personal life. But I think he has done training. I will not tell you if it (Bale’s professionalism) is disrespectful. ‘You are not going to put me in a position that I don’t want to be in. I will not answer anything more than that.’