Zinedine Zidane said it is “very clear” that Gareth Bale was dropped from Real Madrid’s squad for their loss to Real Sociedad.
Bale was not included in Madrid’s squad for the trip to Anoeta, which finished 3-1 to Sociedad – Jesus Vallejo seeing red as Los Blancos slipped to a third defeat in their previous five La Liga fixtures on the road.
Zidane had refused to be drawn on comments from Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett that a transfer would be possible if a large offer were made at the end of the season.
However, Zidane confirmed Bale was able to play on Sunday, adding that he is unsure if the Wales international will feature again this season.
“Yes,” Zidane told a news conference when asked if Bale had been fit to play against Sociedad.
“I do not know if he will play [against Real Betis]. We’ll see next week.
“It’s very clear what I’ve done this weekend. Now we have another game and then we will see next year. It is done.”