Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has claimed Gareth Bale refused to come on against Bayern Munich on Sunday.
Zidane hit back at accusations he showed Bale disrespect after publicly revealing the club were working on his departure and insisting he wanted him out immediately.
And he has again spoken out on the Welshman, who remained on the bench throughout the game with the German giants.
“I haven’t shown a lack of respect towards anyone,” Zidane said.
“What I said the other day is that the club was working on Bale’s exit.
“I’ve always said the same thing: the players are the most important ones in all of this. Whenever there’s a player involved, I’ll always back them.”
“Gareth didn’t come on because he didn’t want to, and he said it was because the club was working on his exit,” he sa