Zinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale’s goalscoring efficiency towards Arsenal however insisted nothing had modified with the Actual Madrid outcast.
Bale got here off the bench to rescue Madrid, who trailed 2-Zero at halftime earlier than the Wales star scored to encourage a 2-2 draw on the Worldwide Champions Cup, the place Zidane’s males prevailed 3-2 on penalties.
Tipped to depart Madrid, Bale sat out final week’s loss to Bayern Munich, however he was surprisingly concerned in Maryland after Zidane claimed the 30-year-old was near departing the Santiago Bernabeu.
Requested about Bale’s efficiency on Tuesday, head coach Zidane – who noticed Nacho Fernandez despatched off within the ninth minute for a handball – instructed reporters: “He has performed sport and I am completely satisfied for him. As for everybody.
“He’s with us and we’ll proceed working. We play effectively 10 towards 11 and higher 10 towards 10. I do not know what is going to occur. He wished to play and the opposite day no.
“I have not talked to him. He has skilled usually and that is why he performed. Nothing has modified, you already know what the state of affairs is like.”
Bale stole the present within the second half at FedEx Area, the place Marco Asensio additionally impressed earlier than he left the sector on a stretcher.
Substitute Asensio equalized three minutes after Bale lowered the deficit within the 56th minute towards Arsenal, who had Sokratis Papastathopoulos despatched off for a second yellow card previous to the interval.
Nevertheless, Asensio’s sport was abruptly lower brief by an obvious knee harm and Zidane revealed he’s very involved.
“It’s worrisome,” Zidane mentioned. “Hopefully not, but he’s gone directly to the hospital to test. It looks bad.”