Dimitri Berbatov is critical of Bale, after he was seen on camera pretending to be asleep when he was aware he wouldn’t play.
“Gareth Bale is in the headlines again for pretending to sleep in the stands when he found out he was going to be an unused substitute against Granada, When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it. I watched him put his mask over his eyes and pretend to be asleep. I cannot support that. It is unprofessional and disrespectful to Real Madrid. I love watching Bale play and I can feel his pain at not playing because I have been in the same situation. But that kind of reaction is going too far. Madrid need to find a solution to the Bale saga. It’s not good for Bale or the team and it is bad publicity. I do feel his pain, I have been in his shoes of not playing and nobody is probably giving him any answers, then you are provoked to do those kinds of things, but I cannot support what he did”.
Zidane has denied any rumors linking the Welshman away from the Bernabue, as he says the team is united and no-one is leaving.