Zidane: Bale a complete player

Zinedine Zidane has hailed Gareth Bale as ‘a complete player’ whilst and detailed how he helps Real Madrid’s attack in various situations.

The Welsh winger’s pace and decision-making was praised alongside his technical ability, while Zidane was also diplomatic when questioned over sections of Madrid’s fanbase whistling him.

“I think he is a complete player,” Zidane responded in a press conference when asked about Bale.

“With the pace he possesses he can inflict damage on any team when given space – as we saw the other day (against Real Sociedad).

“But he is also very strong technically and links well with other players in tight areas.

“Our stadium has whistled everyone and I cannot think of anyone who has not faced it, but that is part of a career and can actually have benefits in itself.

“Sometimes it is good to realise when you are not playing well but of course these are not always helpful and can go too far.

“I am not talking specifically about Bale but about players in general – I went through that experience and it encourages you to react and raise your level.”

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