Zidane urges Real Madrid fans to get behind Bale
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.