Welsh winger Gareth Bale has clearly pointed out that he is not playing with a good state of mind at the Santiago Bernabeu despite being back in the team.
Bale believes that he has been made a scapegoat at Real Madrid and is willing to come to a cordial conclusion with the club regarding his future.
The left-footed winger was not in Zinedine Zidane’s plans this season and was given his marching orders by the Frenchman this transfer window. Bale even came close to joining the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in the summer.
Bale’s exit was blocked in the last minute by Madrid’s board and surprisingly the Welshman has started all three of the club’s games this season.
Bale was quoted as saying by Sky Sports:
I understand I was made more of a scapegoat than most – I take it with a pinch of salt even though maybe it’s not all fully fair.
“Towards the end of last season was difficult, there is no denying that, not just for me but for the team.
“I wouldn’t say I’m playing happy, but I’m playing. When I’m playing I am professional and I am always giving all I can, whether that be for club or country.
“I’m sure there’ll be plenty more turbulence, to be honest. I suppose it is something you will have to speak to Real Madrid about and it’s between me and them, and we will have to come to some sort of conclusion.”
The 30-year-old, who is under contract with the Los Blancos for another three years, has two goals and an assist to his name already this season. He would also feature in Wales’ crucial Euro 2020 qualifier clash against Azerbaijan on Friday.