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Zidane uncertain of Bale’s future after latest twist

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane disclosed he is uncertain of Gareth Bale’s future at the club beyond this summer.

Real Madrid suffered another shameful defeat 1-0 to bottom-placed Rayo Vallecano in the La Liga standings.

Bale struggled to make an impact in the game despite playing the entire 90 minutes.

Afterwards, the manager was asked if he thinks the Wales international will be at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

“I don’t know. You will have to ask him. It was everything today: our attitude, our play. We did not offer anything in the duels or running. There are tough games, but today we didn’t do anything that we should have done on the field.

“I will always defend my players. This happened today, but it is not just their fault. I am to blame, I put the team out and prepare for matches. And we did everything wrong. I must have something to do with it.”

According to Marca Bale decided to travel solo after the game. While the rest of the players went back to the club’s training ground together, the 29-year-old reportedly went to the airport to board a plane.

After the game, Zidane said of Bale to reporters “I do not know if he’s focused on Madrid.”

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 28: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid looks dejected during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on April 28, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)