Zidane: We do not want to risk with Bale

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed Gareth Bale’s absence for tomorrow’s Athletic Bilbao match at San Mamas. “Bale has a problem with his calf. It is not an injury, just pain. But we do not want to risk. The problem is that Gareth is very strong and powerful and must be completely healthy to play. I think positive and hope to be available soon. (…) When healthy, it is phenomenal, “Zuzu said at today’s press conference.

“I do not think Gareth’s problem is in the head. These are just pains, but we have to be patient. (…) I can not say the exact date for his return. I expect the next week to train with the team, “the French specialist said. Captain Sergio Ramos is back when he misses the Malaga host and King’s Cup match: “It’s in line, it’s in the team’s dynamics.”

Asked about the allegedly new goalkeeper of Lose Blankos Kepa Arisabalga, who keeps the Athletic, Zidane replied diplomatically: “I’m talking about my goalie, not for those in the future. There are many good people who have a chance to come to us, but that’s not my problem now. Kepa is a good goalkeeper, but he is not my goalkeeper. ”

Real visits the Cathedral tomorrow at 21.45.