Gareth Bale has not played regularly with Real Madrid but he continues to enjoy Ryan Giggs confidence and earned his place in Wales squad.
Zinedine Zidane told Gareth Bale last year that he does not see his future under him. Real Madrid put him on the transfer list only to renege when an offer from China came.
Bale stayed put and put in the hours on the training pitch. However, first-team minutes did not come his way. The attacker rotted away on the sidelines and Los Blancos claimed their 34th La Liga title.
Bale had a paltry 20 appearances in 2019/20 in all competitions, 7 of them coming from the bench. There were question marks whether he would make the Wales squad. It seems Ryan Giggs has made his ruling in his favor.
Giggs shared that he would have preferred his talisman playing regularly for his club but is used to the situation now. He reflected on the European qualifiers and stated this has become a regular occurence since he has taken over.
“I’ve always said ideally you want the players playing,” Goal quoted the Wales boss. “You want them playing regularly so when they come into camp, they’re in that match rhythm. You don’t always get that and it’s something I’ve become used to and you have to manage it right.
“Gareth played every game in the [Euro 2020] qualifiers but wasn’t playing regularly for his club. I’m used to dealing with that situation.”
Bale continues to raise divided opinion amongst pundits and analysts. The 31-year-old is content at seeing out his contract while many have implored him to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular action.