Zinedine Zidane praised Brahim Diaz but would not speculate over the future of Gareth Bale following Real Madrid’s 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad. The Madrid coach left Bale out of his squad for the penultimate game of the season amid talk of a summer move away from the La Liga club for the Wales international.
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ZZ Coy On Bale FutureSociedad won with goals from Mikel Merino, Joseba Zaldua and Ander Barrenetxea after former Manchester City midfielder Diaz gave the visitors an early lead. To make matters worse for Real they had Jesus Vallejo sent off in the first half for handball although Thibaut Courtois did save Willian Jose’s resulting spot-kick.
Zidane said of Diaz: “He has played well. He is a good player and very interesting. He’s young, we’ll see what happens next year. He has had minutes and he has done well,” the Frenchman added on the club website. On Bale, he said: “We’ll see if he’s going to be (playing) next week. He’s fine physically. We will see the next game and next year. It’s clear what I’ve done for this week.”