Apr 18, 2018 at 8.30pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance: 59,193
Real Madrid
1-1
Athletic Bilbao
Ronaldo (87')
Vazquez (45'), Carvajal (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Williams (14')
Williams (39'), Iturraspe (61'), de Marcos (84'), San Jose (89')

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: 'Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema not feeling down'

Zidane: 'Bale, Benzema not feeling down'
© Offside
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that he has no concerns over the morale of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema after spells out of the starting lineup.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he has no concerns over Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema after their recent periods out of the team.

Both players have only been used on a rotational basis by Zidane, and reports have linked the duo with an exit from the Bernabeu during the summer transfer window.

Zidane says that he remains happy with the efforts of the pair, but suggests that he considers other players to be producing better performances for the Spanish giants.

At a press conference, the 45-year-old told reporters: "I do not see [Bale and Benzema] as feeling down, they are training well. Both would like to be scoring more goals, but they are working well. It always happens in a team that other players are in better form, which is what we are seeing.

"There are very good players at this club, and I must always value that too. Benzema knows he has to score goals, as well as all the good work he does linking the play and assisting his teammates."

Bale has 11 goals from 21 La Liga appearances this season, while Benzema has just five strikes from 26 outings.

Share this article now:
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Read Next:
United to offer Pogba for Bale deal?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona33258083196483
2Atletico MadridAtletico34219454183672
3Real Madrid33208580364468
4Valencia34206862362666
5Real Betis34175125453156
6Villarreal33156124540551
7Sevilla33146134152-1148
8Getafe34139123931848
9GironaGirona34138134652-647
10Celta Vigo34129135347645
11Real Sociedad34127156054643
12EibarEibar34127153747-1043
13AlavesAlaves34132193447-1341
14Athletic Bilbao34913123742-540
15Leganes34117162841-1340
16Espanyol34912132840-1239
17Levante34813133249-1737
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo34610183265-3328
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3456232269-4721
RMalaga3455242251-2920

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand