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Zidane Confirms Bale’s Fitness For Copa Del Rey


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has mentioned Gareth Bale is match and able to play in opposition to Unionistas de Salamanca on Wednesday within the Copa del Rey. 

Bale was unnoticed of the squad for Madrid’s win over Sevilla on Saturday and Zidane mentioned after the match he had picked up a knock.

The Welshman skilled together with his teammates final week, after additionally lacking the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia by way of sickness.

It means Bale has not performed for Real Madrid since January 4, when he began their 3-0 win away Getafe. He has not scored for his membership since September 1.

Asked why Bale and James Rodriguez, who has hardly featured within the final two months, have “disappeared”, Zidane mentioned: “They haven’t disappeared. They were both injured the other day. They are both ready to play.”

Real Madrid play within the final 32 of the Copa del Rey in opposition to Unionistas de Salamanca, the fan-owned membership launched in 2013 after UD Salamanca went out of enterprise.

Unionistas, who now play in Spain’s third tier, have confronted issues making ready for the tie given their stadium at Las Pistas del Helmantico can maintain 3,000 spectators, with just one stand and inadequate lighting.

The pitch is surrounded by an athletics observe.

“All the players have started playing on pitches like this, me as well,” mentioned Zidane, when it was advised the pitch might trigger Real Madrid issues.

“We are prepared both mentally and in a sporting sense as well because we know where we are going to play and we know what to expect.

“Perhaps it was 10 or 15 years ago but we have all played on pitches like this, in difficult situations. It will not be a problem for us.”

Zidane is prone to relaxation key gamers, with a visit to Real Valladolid to come back in La Liga on Sunday and the Madrid derby in opposition to Atletico scheduled for the next weekend.


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