The Welsh forward scored two goals against Celta Vigo last night, and his brilliant form increases Zidane’s headache, as he opts for the perfect line-up for Champions League final.
Gareth Bale scored a quality brace in Real Madrid’s game against Celta Vigo yesterday. As the Madrid club won the game 6-0, manager Zinedine Zidane admitted that choosing the perfect combination for the Champions League final is headache.
Bale has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid this summer as his criticism has increased among Spanish media over time. After netting the equalizer against FC Barcelona last Sunday, the Welshman was on target twice in Real’s penultimate game of the season.
Zidane has adopted various combinations in the past, most of which included their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema up top. Bale has started only three of Real Madrid’s 12 games in the Champions League this season.
“Bale is on fine form. He is doing well and showed that today. I’m happy for him, his goals and what he represents. The key is for us all to go forward in the best form,” Zidane said after the game.
Real Madrid’s dilemma for the starting XI is justified, as the Welsh forward has hit form at the right moment. Bale has scored four goals in Real’s last three games, taking his overall season tally to 16.
“I don’t know what team I’m going to play yet. I’ve got no idea,” Zidane admitted in his post-match conference.
Like Bale, Isco was also on song against Celta Viga, scoring a stunning goal in the first half. “It’s better to have everyone plugged in,” Zidane said.
If Zidane plays Ronaldo and Benzema up top, it would be difficult to play Bale. Even when the Welshman has started in all the previous three Champions League finals for Real Madrid, his claim to the final XI is uncertain.
Real Madrid will look forward to win their third consecutive, and fourth Champions League title in five years.