Gareth Bales agent Jonathan Barnett told EPN FC that he was relaxed about Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane's comments, in which he apparently criticized his client's attitude and left him on the bench for the entirety of the last day 2 -0 home defeat against Real Betis in La Liga.
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After asking why he had not given Bale a chance to say goodbye, Zidane said that the daily attitude of the 29-year-old training meant he did not deserve to play.
"I have to look day after day and make decisions," Zidane said. "And if there is something I do not like or that does not suit me, I have to do what I think is best.
" It could be difficult for the player – we can not forget everything he did here has – but I have to live in the present, think about the future. We will see [if Bale stays]. I do not know what will happen truthfully.
Asked about these comments by ESPN FC, Barnett replied, "Well, that's his opinion."
Determines if President Florentino Perez's opinion could influence a decision Bale's future, Barnett said , the Frenchman has the full say about the transfer business. "Zidane has complete control," said Barnett. "Last week, Barnett told ESPN FC:" Gareth has always been aware that he is a Madrid player with three years left on his contract. He will keep trying [to change the manager’s mind]. "
Bale has won 14 trophies in his six years in Spain, including four Champions League titles, scoring goals in 2014 and 2018. In total, he has scored 102 goals in 231 games for the club.
Teammate Toni Kroos ended the speculation about his future by signing a contract extension in Bernabeu.