Kind of copying the punch line of an advertising campaign in which Gareth Bale was one of the main figures, Zinedine Zidane publicly told the Welshman that no matter how he does at Santiago Bernabeu, there will be ‘whistlers’ (instead of ‘haters’, which was in that advertising campaign).
No player is happy when he is whistled. But I see Bale in good spirits. Not as bad as people say. There can be a game when he does not play well or the result is not what is required, but that is inevitable at Madrid, we cannot avoid that. We must get used to it, and try to win all the games
the Real Madrid coach told reporters ahead of their game against Levante, commenting on the whistles Bale received by unsatisfied Madrid fans while he was getting substituted in the team’s match two weeks ago, at home, versus Valencia.
Gareth is a very important player in the squad, and will do very well this season
Zidane also said, confident that the former Tottenham star has the mentality needed to cope with such incidents.
The Frenchman was asked about the transfer window as well, and didn’t hesitate to call the Premier League clubs’ decision a positive one, hoping that a similar measure will be taken in Spain.
Most people believe that the transfer market should close before the games start. We should not be changing the team with the season already started. That is my opinion
Zidane said, commenting on the PL clubs’ move to announce that next summer the transfer window in England will be closed the day before the opening match of the season.