Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he has no problems with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, despite being out and in this season.
Bale, who started 16 league games in 21 he played for the Los Blancos this season, has only been used on a rotational basis by French manager Zidane.
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On the hand, Benzema was preferred as a partner for Ronaldo up front in the 4-4-2 formation this season. However, the former Lyon star has scored only once in his last nine games for La Liga giants.
It was recently reported that both attackers are not happy at Santiago Bernabeu and are linked with away move in this summer transfer window.
However, Zidane has played all speculations down insisting that he has no concerns over both players and he is happy with efforts.
Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale is not upset despite his lack of regular starts for Real Madrid this season https://t.co/q9SI30jnKD
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Zidane told reporters at a press conference: “I do not see [Bale and Benzema] as feeling down, they are training well. Both would like to be scoring more goals, but they are working well. It always happens in a team that other players are in better form, which is what we are seeing.”
“There are very good players at this club, and I must always value that too. Benzema knows he has to score goals, as well as all the good work he does linking the play and assisting his teammates.
🗣 @Benzema: “The great players are always criticised because we sell newspapers. If I have a bad game, I don’t need to read the press to know about it.”
— MadridistaTV (@MadridistaTV1) April 17, 2018
Benzema has managed to score only five goals and set up other eight in 26 La Liga games, while Bale has bagged 11 league goals and two assists in 21 appearances so far.