- Zinedine Zidane took to deny any rift between himself and Gareth Bale
- Bale was an unused substitute in Los Blancos' last five La Liga matches
- The Welsh international was spotted playfully poking fun while on the bench during those games
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane recently took his time to clear the air on his relationship with Wales winger Gareth Bale amid reports the 31-year old could be on his way out of the Bernabeu.
Los Blancos are well on course for their first La Liga title in four seasons after establishing a healthy lead over arch rivals Barcelona.
Bale has not been integral for his side this season and was an unused substitute in Real’s last five matches.
It was during these substitute stints that the Welshman became an online talk after he was constantly spotted seemingly aiming a dig at his own club.
In one of the matches, Bale was seen covering his face in a gesture that showed he was rather bored after Zidane used all five of his substitutions.
On another instance, he was spotted looking through imaginary binoculars.
Zidane was asked about Bale’s antics during a presser where he vehemently denied any rift between himself and the player.
The former Ballon d’or winner also accused media of trying to paint a non-existent beef between the two.
"My God, what a question, man! We think about tomorrow's game, and Gareth the same. He is one of us. You try to put things between us but you won't be able to," an agitated Zidane said.
"Every day you ask the same. You can, you have the right to ask, but everyone here is united. We all think the same way, Gareth, James (Rodriguez), everyone here. We all want the same thing," he went on.
Under Zidane this season, Bale has only managed 100 minutes of La Liga football.
All Spanish top flight teams will be in action on Thursday, July 16 in the second last round of fixtures of the season with Real Madrid playing Villarreal.
A win on the night would be enough to secure a famous league title for Zidane.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has rubbished claims he is not in good terms with Gareth Bale.
The Welshman has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and the forward's bench warming role appears to have confirmed it.
Bale remains on the payroll of the La Liga table-toppers until the summer of 2022 but he is playing little or no part in his side's title quest.
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