Zinedine Zidane has stated that Gareth Bale is fully concentrated on Real Madrid, despite continued speculation linking him with a return to the Premier League.
On Monday, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, admitted that he would “fight” for Bale’s signature with other coaches, if Zidane left the winger out of his team for Tuesday’s Super Cup clash between United and Madrid in Skopje.
Bale was named on the bench for the Champions League final after recovering from injury, with Isco preferred by Zidane.
With Madrid reportedly chasing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, the Welsh winger could eventually leave Spain. But Zidane refused to take the bait offered by Mourinho, when he addressed the press.
“What’s important is the player is feeling well,” Zidane told reporters.
“He has had a lot of continued training sessions with us and that is what is the most important.
“The end of last season was not easy for him because he was injured,. But now I see him very well, very concentrated.
“What’s important for us is not what Mourinho said, it is what we are going to do tomorrow.
“It’s the same thing with Cristiano, we’ve also had stories there. People seem to want to blow a story out of proportion. We are concentrating on what we’re doing and that’s what’s important.
“Bale is a Madrid player. That is all I can say. What I want to talk to you about now is an important match. Him, me, all the players and the fans are here for the match. That is all I can say.”