Gareth Bale opens up on playing with ‘anger’ as Real Madrid future put in doubt once again
Gareth Bale has spoken out on his position at Real Madrid after a rumoured move to China broke down in the summer.
The Wales captain’s agent hit out at Zinedine Zidane in July when the Frenchman urged Bale to leave against his wishes, which could’ve had an impact on his positive start to the season.
“You play with a lot of emotion,” Bale said ahead of Wales’ European Qualifier against Slovakia on Thursday.
“Anger comes into it but I am just trying to play football and trying to enjoy it as much as I can to give my best whether I am here or at Madrid.
“When I go on the pitch I try to give 100 per cent as much as I can to help the team and I will continue to do that.”
The 30-year-old was reportedly in talks with Jiangsu Suning about a multi-million pound move away from the Bernabau during the summer transfer window, and has aimed to prove Zidane wrong for outlining him as surplus to requirements.
Although Bale was unhappy with his manager’s comments, he has revealed that he has nothing to clear his mind about while on international duty.
“I haven’t got anything to clear my mind about,” he added.
“I love meeting up with Wales and everyone knows that.
“It is something I have always loved doing.
“We have a task at hand to try and qualify for the Euros and it is a massive game for us.
“We are looking forward to it and want to win the game.”
Wales currently sit fourth in Group E having won two and lost two of their opening four fixtures.
Ryan Giggs’ side could leapfrog their opponents into second-place with a win this evening, and go one point behind leaders Croatia.