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Real Madrid omitted Gareth Bale 'as he preferred not to play' at Manchester City

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

‘He's not injured. Nothing else,' said Real coach Zinedine Zidane Welshman ‘felt he would not be picked so did not want to travel' Zinedine Zidane did not select Gareth Bale in Real Madrid's squad for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Manchester City on Friday as the Welshman “preferred not to play”. Yet it is understood that Bale made the decision as he believed he would not be selected for a game in which Real need to overturn a 2-1 deficit, and so did not wish to travel.
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Zidane confirms Gareth Bale ‘didn't want to play' vs Man City/Eden Hazard fitness latest

1 month ago   |   By 101 Great Goals

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has this evening provided updates on a pair of his side's wingers, ahead of their imminent showdown with Manchester City.
Man City vs Real Madrid
Los Blancos are set to return to European action tomorrow night.
After wrapping up the La Liga title last month, the capital giants will travel to the Etihad, for a highly-anticipated Champions League last-16 2nd-leg meeting with Man City.
Real will head into proceedings as underdogs to advance, having fallen to defeat in the tie's opener at the Bernabeu.
Despite having taken the lead courtesy of Isco's strike...
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Zinedine Zidane explains Gareth Bale's absence from Real Madrid squad to face Manchester City

Zinedine Zidane explains Gareth Bale's absence from Real Madrid squad to face Manchester City

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Bale will not feature against City
Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Gareth Bale is not part of Real Madrid 's 24-man squad to face Manchester City because he ‘didn't want to play'.
Los Blancos face Pep Guardiola 's side in the second leg of their crunch Champions League last-16 tie after losing the home leg 2-1.
Bale has featured just twice for Madrid since the restart amid speculation that the Welshman is set to leave the Bernabeu.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Friday night's game, Zidane admitted it was the winger's choice not to travel to Manchester.
‘It was a...
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Gareth Bale refuses to play vs Man City in crunch Champions League tie for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale refuses to play vs Man City in crunch Champions League tie for Real Madrid

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

Gareth Bale will not play against Manchester City in the Champions League.
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Gareth Bale chose not to be involved against Manchester City - Zinedine Zidane

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale chose not be involved in Friday's Champions League clash against Manchester City.
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Zidane makes astonishing Bale claims, as he opens up on Real Madrid situation

Zidane makes astonishing Bale claims, as he opens up on Real Madrid situation

1 month ago   |   By Team Talk

Zinedine Zidane has made an astonishing claim that Gareth Bale has refused to play for Real Madrid in Friday's Champions League clash with Manchester City.
Bale has been omitted from the squad for the second-leg, round of 16 clash in Mannchester because “he preferred to not play”.
The Welshman's future at the Bernabeu has been under the microscope for more than a year and eyebrows were raised when Zidane announced his 24-man squad without the 31-year-old.
Bale's future with the La Liga giants looks uncertain to say the least after making just two appearances since the season resumed in...
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Gareth Bale decides NOT to play against Man City as Zidane chooses not to elaborate on Real Madrid star's reason why

1 month ago   |   By The Sun


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Man City vs Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane claims Gareth Bale 'preferred not to play'

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale was left out of the squad to face Manchester City in the Champions League on Friday because he 'preferred not to play'.
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Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale ‘didn't want to play' against Manchester City

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale opted to miss Friday's Champions League clash against Manchester City.
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Zinedine Zidane reveals Gareth Bale asked NOT to be included in Real Madrid squad to face Man City

Zinedine Zidane reveals Gareth Bale asked NOT to be included in Real Madrid squad to face Man City

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Gareth Bale told Zinedine Zidane he did not want to feature for Real Madrid in the Champions League. The Madrid boss has revealed the conversation to reporters, in which Bale opted not to participate.
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