February 21, 2018

Zidane unsure on Bale´s Madrid return

15 May 2017, 01:31 | Marlene Fleming

Zidane is on the verge of a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years and is expected to be handed a contract extension until 2020.

This season has all been about records for Zidane - he's been the architect of a Real Madrid side that has broken the all-time unbeaten record of a Spanish side, with Los Blancos also in the midst of the best ever consecutive scoring run by any club in Europe's Top 5 Leagues (all competitions).

The 44-year-old has only been in charge at the Bernabeu since January 2016.

"I'm more interested in how he associates play with his teammates, because we've got a lot of other players who can score goals", Zidane said.

Three games over the next eight days will determine if Madrid can end Barcelona's dominance of La Liga.

After today Madrid's remaining league games will be played away from home, with Wednesday's trip to Celta Vigo followed by a season finale at Malaga next weekend.

This season, Real Madrid won against Sevilla the UEFA Super Cup and they also knocked out them in the Copa del Rey.

Lasagne on the menu at White Hart Lane
So it's difficult, difficult, but we know what we are doing. "Third, second and hopefully next season we'll be No. 1". A season to savour for Tottenham saw them go unbeaten at home in the league for the first time in over 50 years.

If Zidane's team collect seven points from those three games they will definitely be champions, but despite the proximity of the prize the French coach confirmed he will continue his long-standing rotation policy by making several changes from the team which started against Atletico in midweek.

"Now we think about LaLiga and there are only incredible games left".

That would mean Real Madrid playing their "four finals" without him as they chase two trophies.

"Now we have to go for the league title, we really want to win it, and then we'll have time to think about the final in Cardiff", said Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo. "But we are only thinking about tomorrow".

Atletico's final European game at the Vicente Calderon before they move stadiums will be remembered for the fantastic atmosphere the supporters created as they tried to help their team overcome their arch-rivals.

Gareth Bale, Dani Carvajal and Pepe will definitely miss out against Sevilla due to injury.

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