Real Madrid omitted Gareth Bale ‘as he preferred not to play’ at Manchester City | The Guardian

‘He’s not injured. Nothing else,’ said Real coach Zinedine Zidane Manager added: ‘The rest remains between me and him’Zinedine Zidane did not select Gareth Bale in Real Madrid’s squad for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Manchester City on Friday as the Welshman “preferred not to play”.Yet it is understood that Bale made the decision as he believed he would not be selected for a game in which Real need to overturn a 2-1 deficit, and so did not wish to travel. Continue reading…

  • ‘He’s not injured. Nothing else,’ said Real coach Zinedine Zidane
  • Manager added: ‘The rest remains between me and him’

Zinedine Zidane did not select Gareth Bale in Real Madrid’s squad for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Manchester City on Friday as the Welshman “preferred not to play”.

Yet it is understood that Bale made the decision as he believed he would not be selected for a game in which Real need to overturn a 2-1 deficit, and so did not wish to travel.

Continue reading…


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