Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has praised Gareth Bale’s attitude and feels he has plenty to offer the team this season. It seemed as though Bale might be heading for the Bernabeu exit with his comments after the Champions League final in May when he said he needed to be playing more, but it has been all change at the capital club this summer.Coach Zinedine Zidane left followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and, from being a bit-part player at times under the Frenchman, Bale now seems top dog with Lopetegui in charge.
The Wales international appears settled in Madrid once again and the new coach believes there are good times ahead for the player.
“Bale is a player we love, he has been here a long time and has been training hard,” Lopetegui told reporters. “He is motivated and is an important player who forms part of the team, and being a team is what is important.
“We need great players like him, and I’m more than happy with his work and attitude.
“We have a player who is a super professional player in all aspects, who is training with the motivation of a youth player and who is helping us enormously.
“Yet I wouldn’t want to rely on one or two players. It is the team which is the main thing, and we will help Bale have a great season.”