MADRID – Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane announced on Tuesday that forward Gareth Bale has started training and is making a positive recovery.
Bale will miss Wednesday’s decisive La Liga clash against Celta Vigo, but will continue with the plan to recover from the injury to his left leg, so that he can play in the Champions League final against Juventus on June 3.
During a press conference, Zidane pointed out that it is not the time to talk about the final of the Champions League, noting that the absence of the Welshman from the Celta Vigo game does not imply that his recovery is not going well nor does it reduce the chances of him playing against Juventus.
“He’s much better and has already been out training on the field, but not with the team,” Zidane explained.
“We’re happy with that, but we’re only thinking about tomorrow’s match and he’ll not travel to Vigo,” the French coach added.
Real Madrid is in second position of La Liga standings with 87 points, the same as leader Barcelona, but Madrid still has a game in hand.