Gareth Bale has aimed what seems to be quite a clear dig at his old manager Zinedine Zidane as he discussed life back at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti.
Bale went out on loan to Tottenham last season and didn’t seem particularly likely to have a future at the Bernabeu, though that’s changed now that Zidane is no longer manager.
It has been well documented by Goal and others that Bale and Zidane did not have a great relationship, with the Wales international falling out of favour with the Frenchman in recent years.
It seems, however, that Bale is now happy to be playing under Ancelotti again, as you can see in the video below…
?"Having a year away from Madrid was good."
Gareth Bale believes Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has helped him rediscover his happiness for football again. pic.twitter.com/fbkCCSO1pn
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 8, 2021
Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports
Bale talks in the clip about preferring the style of play under the new manager, and even jokes at one point that he probably can’t say too much more than that without causing a stir.
It will be interesting to see if the 32-year-old can now revive his Madrid career with Ancelotti back in charge this season.