- Gareth Bale has decided not to play for Real Madrid against Manchester City
- Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane confirmed this ahead of the big clash
- Bale also missed Real Madrid's last seven games of the 2019/20 season
Gareth Bale has decided to be left out of Real Madrid's squad that will face Premier League side Manchester City in a must win Champions League clash on Friday night, August 7.
The former Tottenham winger did not also feature for Real Madrid in their last seven games of the 2019/20 Spanish La Liga season in which they won the title.
According to the report on UK Sun, the relationship between Gareth Bale and Real Madrid handler Zidane is completely broken to the level that they don't want to see each other.
Zidane himself confirmed that Gareth Bale left himself out of the squad to play Manchester City after they had personal conversation.
"It was a personal conversation I had with him. He preferred not to play. The rest remains between me and him but he said he didn't want to play,'' Zidane explained.
After losing the first encounter 2-1 in front of their fans, Real Madrid will have to lift up their games in the second leg against Manchester City.
Manchester City on the other hand will see winning the Champions League as the only title they can fight for this season after losing the Premier League crown to Liverpool.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Zinedine Zidane seems to have cast doubts on his Real Madrid future barely two days after winning them the 34th La Liga title.
The Frenchman led Los Blancos to Spanish League triumph despite trailing rivals with two points before football went on break in March.
They were crowned champions for the first time since 2017 following their 2-1 victory over Villarreal in what was a tough game.
The triumph pushed the former midfielder just three titles behind Miguel Munoz's club record 14 pieces of silverware.
Zidane has won the Spanish league title twice, the Supercopa de Espana twice, the Champions League three times, the UEFA Super Cup twice along with two FIFA Club World Cups, during his two spells in charge.
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