Zidane & Bale
The relationship between Zinedine Zidane and Gareth Bale is one that has never seemed that great.
As per ESPN, there were majors issues between the Welshman and Zidane when the Frenchman first took over at Real Madrid. This led to Bale starting the 2018 Champions League final of the bench.
Spanish outlet AS also detailed the deterioration of Bale and Zidane’s relationship during the Madrid manager’s first stint in charge.
Zidane then spoke about Bale leaving the Bernabeu over the summer, claiming he was close to a move and stating ‘we hope he leaves soon’.
But the former Tottenham man would stay put and as per ESPN, there has been no improvement in the pair’s relationship.
Now though, it is being reported that Real Madrid wants the aforementioned duo to set aside their differences in order to get Bale back to his best:
The club want Zidane and Bale to set aside their personal differences so that the former Spurs player gets back to his best, for the benefit of all involved.
Real Madrid vs Real Betis
Real Madrid are now set to take on Real Betis on Saturday evening.
Madrid headed into the weekend second in La Liga, just one point behind league leaders, Barcelona.
Los Blancos are not in the greatest form winning three of their last five league outings.
But they should be able to pick up a fairly comfortable win at home to 16th place Real Betis who, as of writing, have the worst defensive record in the Spanish top-flight, conceding 21 in 11.
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