Zi­dane urges Real Madrid fans to get be­hind Bale

Scottish Daily Mail - - Football -

ZINE­DINE ZI­DANE has de­clared that Gareth Bale is ‘a big part of the group’ as real madrid pre­pare to face Paris saint-Ger­main in the Cham­pi­ons League in the span­ish cap­i­tal tonight. The Wales su­per­star got a mixed re­cep­tion when he came on in satur­day’s 3-1 win over real so­ciedad. It was his first game for his club side in seven weeks and came just days after he ap­peared with a ‘Wales. Golf. madrid. In that or­der’ flag.

But Zi­dane said: ‘Bale wants to be with us at real madrid and to do well — and he’s done that. ‘I have said be­fore, we need our fans with us. Talk, talk, talk, it’s not nec­es­sary. He’s a big part of the group and we are to­gether.’ Bale’s name was jeered by fans when the team was an­nounced be­fore kick-off against so­ciedad and he re­ceived a sim­i­lar re­sponse when in­tro­duced as a sub­sti­tute after 67 min­utes.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.