Zinedine Zidane confirmed yesterday that Gareth Bale has not trained ahead of Real Madrid’s match against Espanyol as injury threatens to rule him out of this month’s Clasico.
Bale is struggling with a minor problem in his thigh although the club remain optimistic he will recover in time for the crunch game against Barcelona at Camp Nou on December 18.
“He did it in the match against Alaves,” said Zidane at a press conference before Saturday’s La Liga match. “We’ve had a few days off but he has felt some discomfort. He hasn’t trained with us either today or this week.”