Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale And Karim Benzema Will Stay At Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has stressed that Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will remain with the club next season despite the continuous speculation over their futures. Bale has been alleged to have had a rift with Zidane owing to his reduced playing time whilst Benzema has come for criticism from the club’s supporters after his poor form in front of goal.

Speaking in a weekly press conference, Zidane was quizzed about the positions of the first-team duo to which he dismissed their prospects of leaving the club, he said: “We need them and I’ll do everything possible so that they’re not affected by what’s been said outside. They’ll stay with us. I know all our players want to play, but it isn’t possible. The message is for everyone, not just Bale and Benzema, that we’re sticking together because there’s a month left of the season and we have it all to do.” Continue reading Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale And Karim Benzema Will Stay At Real Madrid

Gareth Bale Not Giving Up On His World Cup Dream

Wales international Gareth Bale has refused to give up on his World Cup dream, despite missing out on the global tournament in Russia this summer. The 28-year-old suffered a calf problem during the latter stages of Wales’ qualifying campaign, and he had to watch helplessly watch at his country were ousted by the Republic of Ireland.

Despite the disappointment, the attacker remains keen on realising his World Cup dream, and motivated to guide Wales to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he said: “It was a massive disappointment for all of us not to reach the World Cup having experienced the Euros, which was incredible. But normally if we do well in one campaign we die away in the next. We were right there until the end, so we have to take the positives. Losing and missing out on the World Cup makes us even hungrier to qualify next time.”

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Real Madrid will be patient with Gareth Bale through injury problems

Sky Sports pundit Terry Gibson feels Real Madrid must remain patient with Gareth Bale despite his ongoing injury concerns. The Wales international was expected to recover from a calf problem earlier this week when he picked up a thigh strain which could keep him out of action for at least six weeks.

As a result, the 28-year-old has featured in just 20 of Real Madrid’s last 60 games, while he has suffered 11 different injuries since his switch to Spain back in the summer of 2013. Speaking on Sky Sports, Gibson felt that the European champions could prolong with the services of Bale with elite clubs unlikely to take a gamble with constant niggles.
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BALE NETS AS MADRID BEGIN TITLE DEFENCE

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was among the goalscorers as the defending champions of the La Liga started their title defence on a strong note. Zinedine Zidane and his boys defeated Deportivo 3-0 away to send a strong message to all rivals this term. Goals from Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos sealed a brilliant start to the new campaign for the Los Blancos.

Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo, who remains suspended following the loss of his appeal against the five-game ban for pushing a referee after sending him off. In the Super Copa clash against Copa del Rey winners Barcelona, Ronaldo scored a brilliant goal and removed his jersey in celebration, earning his first yellow. He was booked for simulation minutes later and had to be sent off. He pushed the referee in anger so LA Liga banned him for five games. Continue reading BALE NETS AS MADRID BEGIN TITLE DEFENCE

RONALDO’S REST PAYS OFF

Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness issues were part of the talking points in the run up to the Euros – the Portuguese had become more susceptible to the natural weariness that comes with averaging a 50-match per season appearance largely based on Madrid’s characteristic runs to the late stages of virtually every tournament they partake in – be it the league, the league cup or the European engagements.

Concerns such as these were hardly raised in the early and peak stages of the Portuguese’s illustrious career. Age coupled with the laws of biology meant as the he got older he had to adjust and become less physical with his play. Continue reading RONALDO’S REST PAYS OFF

Gareth Bale: The Man to Lead Real Madrid to Champions League Glory?

Gareth Bale thought that his season might be over when he went down with a nasty-looking injury back in November, but the Real Madrid medical team have done incredibly well to get the Welshman back to full fitness within the space of just three months.

Since returning to first team action, Bale has been heavily involved; scoring two goals inside one week before he was sent off in Real’s 3-3 draw with Las Palmas at the start of March. It would be fair to state that Bale has been at the centre of attention in recent times, but he can get back down to business now that things appear to have settled down. Continue reading Gareth Bale: The Man to Lead Real Madrid to Champions League Glory?