Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he will not stop Gareth Bale from playing golf in his spare time which the Welsh wizard seems addicted to.
Bale has caused a stink in Spain for playing golf all the time, so much that he has been nicknamed ‘the golfer’ by his Real Madrid team-mates.
Bale apart from in Madrid has another home in the Vale of Glamorgan Wales and has built a golf course in his back garden as he’s so obsessed with the game.
However, speaking at a press conference on Friday, Zidane stated he will not prevent Bale from spending time on the golf course when not training.
“I’m going to give you my reply, the club might say something different,” Zidane said. “I’m not going to prohibit Gareth or any player from doing anything.
“They are all adults and know what they have to do. I’m not going to say anything to a player.”
Bale turned out for his first club game for Madrid since October 5 last weekend as Real won 2-1 at Alaves but will miss the home match against Espanyol tonight through injury.
His latest fitness concern comes after the player’s agent – Jonathan Barnett – said his client is “not ecstatic” at the Bernabeu with many Real Madrid fans thinking the player has lost interest and any tweak he goes on the sick list.
“The injury occurred in the Alaves match,” Zidane added. “We had two-and-a-half days of rest and on the way back he suffered.
“That’s why he hasn’t trained with us. He did a little bit of training on Friday, but not with us.”