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Zidane left Bale on the bench due to attitude



Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has said that Gareth Bale's "day-to-day" attitude meant he was not on the pitch in what could have been his last match with the club during the 2-0 defeat against Real Betis. 19659002] Los Blancos ended the campaign in a disappointing way, but Bale was not invited, even though he was appointed as a replacement and went straight into the tunnel full time.

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Bals agent Jonathan Barnett told ESPN FC this week that his client was determined to look up a contract that runs until 2022, Zidane said that Wales' daily work training meant that he did not deserve a chance to play.

] "It's true, I didn't [give Bale a chance to say goodbye]," Zidane said. "If I had another replacement, I wouldn't have done anything different."

"But I have to look at the daily time and make decisions. And when there is something I do not like or do not suit me, I have to do what I think best. It can be difficult for the player.

" We cannot forget everything he has done here, but I must live in the present, think of the future. We will see [if Bale continues]. I don't know what will happen, truthfully. "

Goalie Keylor Navas got the chance to dismiss Bernabeu before he probably leaves this summer and greets all four corners of the stadium after saving to score.

" I don't know what's going to happen, Zidane said when he was asked if Navas would leave now. "I repeat myself, sorry, but I do not know."

"Keylor played well today, the fans were happy, that's all. Next year we'll see when we come back here."

Madrid finishes the season with 68 points – its lowest total since 2001-02 – and beyond behind the champions Barcelona sometime in the La Liga story. Their 18 defeats in all competitions were their highest overall since the 1995-1996 campaign.

"We must accept when things go bad," said the Frenchman. "I am responsible for this."

"We had 11 games, we won five, lost four, and in the end it is what it is. At a club like Madrid, motivation is difficult when there is nothing to play for. This is not the first bad year in this club's history.

"And after the bad things are going well. But we must not forget this season, we have to be very present to prepare the next. "


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