Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Zinedine Zidane's bold Real Madrid changes pay off

Zinedine Zidane's bold Real Madrid changes pay off

Bale has always been linked with a move back to the Premier League following his switch to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur back in September 2013.

"The past is the past, the group is working well".

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Manchester United with a host of players this summer as they look to bolster their squad in the coming months.

"Zidane has spoken to each one of individually and now we need to be professionals and work hard".

The Frenchman led Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles before surprising the football world by handing in his resignation.

Moments after rattling the bar with a Paolo Di Canio-style scissor kick in the first half, Bale was back at the other end making a sliding tackle and winning a goal kick in the process.

Thibaut Courtois, who joined Madrid from Chelsea last summer but has struggled for form in recent games, has also been dropped, with Keylor Navas starting between the sticks for Saturday's game against Celta Vigo.

It's like Zinedine Zidane has never been away.

It's unlikely that many of this side will be starting games - even playing for Madrid at all - next season, with a squad overhaul on the cards. I must count on these players, as they are good players, but I will count on them all.

"We are all very excited, we have renewed hope after that tragic week", said Odriozola.

"We did not start the game well, that is normal. That gives us chances to score goals, and we did".

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