Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final
He told a news conference ahead of Sunday’s LaLiga match against Sevilla: “We have to see day to day with Gareth Bale”.
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Zidane’s side are now second in the table due to the head-to-head records but have a match in hand, meaning that they will beat Barcelona for the title if they win their three games remaining against Sevilla themselves, Celta Vigo and Malaga.
“We’re working towards that, we’re training well to be on top of our game. I can not tell you when he will return, but hopefully it is soon”. The France worldwide has been hit by different injury problems in recent weeks and it looks uncertain whether he will be available to help his side in their bid to keep the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga table when Jorge Sampaoli’s side visit the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid, still crowing from reaching a third Champions League final in four years, will turn their focus to winning their first LaLiga title since 2012 when they play Sevilla in their final home game of the season tomorrow.
“He’s still training indoors, with some discomfort”, Zidane said.
“I know where I am and the only thing that matters here is doing everything possible to win”. Seville is also the last five matches at home, there is no victory.
Madrid sit second to Barcelona in LaLiga due to an inferior head-to-head record, but Zidane’s side possess a game in hand which they play against Celta Vigo on Wednesday.
“We have done phenomenally so far”.
Zinedine Zidane: “We have three cup finals in LaLiga and we’re starting with the first, tomorrow”.
Fourth-placed Sevilla are nearly guaranteed to qualify for next season’s Champions League through their league position, although they need one more point to make mathematically certain.
“The three matches are very hard”.
First we had the agony of Neymar netting just before 16/1 tip Cedric Bakambu scored, and then Messi messed up the half-time draw/full-time Barcelona selection, preventing us from collecting a 4/1 victor on the market for second successive weekend.
“La Liga is the title I have left to win, it would be a special one for me but I don’t want to have to choose between wining La Liga or the Champions League“, said Madrid defender Nacho.
“We can’t be thinking about Madrid, we can only think about ourselves”, the Brazilian told BeIN Sports.