Ancelotti: Bale didn’t feel comfortable

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the reason why Gareth Bale failed to make his home debut for Real Madrid on Sunday.

Los Blancos beat Geatfe 4-1 on Saturday night thanks to goals from Pepe, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But they did so without the Wales international, who pulled up in the warm-up.

“Gareth Bale had a small problem when he was warming up,” he told reporters.

“It's not an injury. He just didn't feel comfortable.

"I don't know if Bale can play on Wednesday because it's difficult for a player to be ready in three days.

"I think Gareth Bale will be ready for Saturday's match against Atleti.

"We are working to improve Bale's fitness because he didn't have a good preseason."

The Italian tactician then commented on the performances of Isco and Karim Benzema.

“I think Benzema did a good job tonight. He had two good chances but he didn't have any luck."

“Isco arrived here with a lot of personality.

“Sometimes it’s difficult for youngsters to play here, but he has shown he is a unique talent.”

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