Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists his relationship with Gareth Bale is fine. There was no conflict in the Los Blancos dressing room, as recently reported in the media.
According to Marca’s report on Tuesday (16/6), it was mentioned that the relationship between Zidane and Bale had reached its nadir. There is no way to reconcile the two. This makes the Welsh midfielder Zizou believed to be kicked in the summer exchange.
The French skipper confirmed that his relationship with Bale was still getting along. There is no dispute or friction. According to him, the former Tottenham Hotspur player was actually being happy because he could compete again.
‘Our relationship, as usual, is very normal. He was happy to be able to play again. He had felt uncomfortable in the back, maybe still not 100%,’ explained Zidane, reported Sky Sports.
Bale was in the spotlight because his contribution to Madrid this season was minimal. The 30-year-old only made a total of three goals and two assists from 19 matches. His productivity is still inferior to Sergio Ramos. The 34-year-old central defender can contribute eight goals from 35 parties.
The impact Bale is now reported to be returning to the Premier League because Tottenham targeted. Related to this Zidane was reluctant to explain. ‘What is clear is that we are still training well and thinking about the next match. We focus on that,’ he said.
Is Real Madrid happy with Achraf Hakimi’s performance?
Real Madrid has loaned Achraf Hakimi to Borussia Dortmund for two seasons since July 11, 2018. Despite grazing in Germany, Los Blancos is happy because the 21-year-old winger continues to perform well.
Hakimi has again failed to help Dortmund win the Bundesliga because it has been officially taken by Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, its performance still received public acclaim, especially this season.
Throughout the 2019/2020 period, Hakimi has recorded 10 assists and five goals from 32 Bundesliga parties, or 10 assists, and nine goals from a total of 44 matches. And, soon the Moroccan national team member will return to the Santiago Bernabeu when the summer exchange opens.
But, on the other hand, he is also associated with Bayern. In response to this news, Zinedine Zidane chose to praise the development of Hakimi. Zizou said he was very satisfied with the contribution of the 181 cm player to Die Borussen.
‘We know what their performance is this season. I am very happy for him. Because, in the end, he had to go to the field, compete, and participate in many matches. That’s what he has been doing,’ Zidane said, reported by Skysport.
The French coach believes that all parties related to Hakimi will definitely feel happy. Because his ability has now been recognized. “I think all who are here (Madrid), and those who are there, are very happy with Hakimi,” said Zizou.
Not yet known for certain reasons Zidane gave such praise. But, quite a lot of people concluded that this was a sign that Hakimi would be included in Madrid’s squad for next season.